I have an essay to write for my EdD (which I've left to the last minute as per usual). Here is the title:
Write an essay discussing the theories and practices of being a reflective and researching practitioner.
In the essay we have to put forward an argument for being a reflective and researching practitioner; discuss how the roles complement each other, or not as the case may be; look at the theories of both roles.
I have decided I want to put a little twist on the essay and look at how you can be a reflective and researching practitioner in the open online environment. I would like to look at how being 'open' can enhance reflection, for example using reflective blogs. At the same time there are reasons why researchers are dissuaded from openly blogging etc because of issues of copyright, tensions around intellectual property and funding when working in a university structure, and problems with publishing in open journals.
I want to look at open reflection and research for two reasons; because this is my own personal practice, and the concept of 'open' teaching and learning will underpin my EdD research, whatever that turns out to be.
I've started looking around for some theories and research that will help me answer the question but haven't come across anything that has got me thinking. So if you know any articles or theories that would help me address this essay question, and/or thoughts about this topic, I'd love to hear from you.