March 2013: First Block

The first day and a half block, 7th and 8th March, was great.

It was nice to go through the powhiri, bump into both Maryann and Jenny Lee, daughters of my close friend, Lily, and catch up with my 1973 lecturer, Roger Peddie, quite apart from Keitha after thirty years.

It was equally nice to meet Ben Dyson and Barbara Grant, the Cohort Teachers and my cohort colleagues, Adel, Mark, Dennis and Paul.

After introductions, we discussed how to manage part-time studies and juggle family and work responsibilities, were introduced to each other’s research ideas and the peer review process, had a lecture on the paradigms of educational research, completed our DELNA literacy tests and were inducted regarding practical matters such as gymn and pool access and the use of the library.

Finally we learned about the first assignment, a literature review, and the role it would play in our theses. Time to start reading.

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