|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||foreword|
I am delighted to have been asked to present this volume of EJOLTS to you. I hope that it will grasp your interest, especially if you are a newly qualified teacher, a head teacher or are working collaboratively with other teachers; equally if you are an individual seeking to understand or manage your workplace or are trying to write an academic paper.
Previewing this volume has opened up for me a broad range of educational experiences from very diverse contexts. I find their variety is a welcome relief in a world full of media echo-chambering where communications on Twitter, Facebook and the like can contribute to a discourse of homogenising ideas. After I have explained what I learned from the broad span of the authors' research stories, I will go on to share the new, personal insights that I have gained - insights that relate to issues of continuous professional learning, contextual awareness, learning communities, questioning curricula and collaborative writing. I will then suggest a possible significance for all the efforts involved in writing, reviewing and preparing these papers for publication.