Welcome. In my current role as a casual research fellow at Deakin University’s Faculty of Arts and Education, I support scholarly research and publication projects. As a lawyer and scholar interested in legal education and professional practice, I draw on sociological and cultural theories of practice to study research- and practice-based approaches to education for the professions. During July-December 2016, I will be a learning design consultant to the College of Law Australia and New Zealand, for its post-graduate applied law programs.
Practice Theory and Education – Diffractive readings in professional practice
I am excited that this new book is available from today. Edited by Julianne Lynch, Julie Rowlands, Trevor Gale, Andrew Skourdoumbis, the book includes 16 chapters.
From the blurb: “Practice Theory and Education challenges how we think about ‘practice’, examining what it means across different fields and sites. It is organised into four themes: discursive practices; practice, change and organisations; practising subjectivity; and professional practice, public policy and education.”
I thoroughly enjoyed co-authoring Chapter 4 with Dr Julianne Lynch, ‘Michel de Certeau: Research writing as an everyday practice’.
Published online by The Law Teacher on 12 April 2016, this article joined the top 3 ‘most-read’ list within two months.
The article addresses a new field for legal education researchers. It describes and discusses emergent methods for computer-aided qualitative data analysis of social media in legal education.
Acknowledgements: The guest editor for the issue, Professor Paul Maharg, and some of the other authors gave me helpful feedback for the article. Of course, responsibility for errors or omissions in the article is mine.
- Conceptualising social media
- Ethical and methodological considerations
- Qualitative data analysis strategies
- Computer-aided qualitative data analysis tools
- Analysis of social media discussions involving specific topics or events
- Analysis of legal educators’ social media activities
- Examples of existing studies using Twitter datasets
- Reflections and future work