November 01, 2006

Restart

After attending a graduate association meeting and heard Mark Childs talked about his blog, I decided to try to restart my blog. A new month and a new start I hope.

Went to see Dimitra about the SPSS data with Anca this afternoon. It took us some times before we understood my research clearly. (maybe I should improve my English!) Anyway, it turned out to be quite a good meeting. Towards the end, Dimitra told me that I’m quite ready for an upgrade now. I was glad to hear that because it’s also what I hope to do soon. However, another voice in my head said I still don’t have enough work for the upgrade. But it’s good that Dimitra mentioned it so I can take that to motivate myself.

I’ve read Mark’s blog this evening and found an interesting suggestion about writing a literature review. I understood from his message that I should not look at the whole review. On the contrary, I should focus on one topic and start writing. That’s how I can kick a start. I will try then. Now, what I think I’m going to start with is the definition of visual impairment and its classification.

Ok, that’s it. Have to try to keep myself blogging.


March 28, 2006

Models of Disability

A week after the meeting with Geoff. This time he asked me to do two things in the next meeting.

1. Write about models of disability – social and medical model.

2. Write a revised detailed proposal for my research.

Models of Disability:

1. medical or deficit model – within-child impairment, need to be fixed and given treatement/intervention in order to fit into the existing provision, run by medical-related professional rather than educational professional even in the area related to education.

2. social model – talks about barriers created by society and environment. This model does not view the child's deficit as the problem. Rather, it is the society and physical environment that cause disability.

More to read…


October 31, 2005

Use Computer for Examination

It's the end of the month again. Time flies. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. I think I am so inefficient. I didn't get much work done during the past several days. I keep on telling myself that I'll start again on the next day. And here I am again…I'll start again tomorrow. Should get myself a time table to be a little more discipline now.

Anyway, the point of this entry is not about my inefficient. I would like to talk about the article I've read today. It's the journal published in British Journal of Visual Impairment. This article talked about the computer application created to enable visual impaired students in the university to be able to take written examination rather than the oral exams they used to. The article argues how written examination could provide more objectivity, validity and reliability than those taken orally. Therefore, the application tool is used. This tool enables students with visual impairment to take examination on their computer with screenreader. All the questions will be written electronically by their teachers and they can answer them electronically. At the end of the examination the students can choose a send button to send an email of their examination paper to their tutors. This sounds very practical and easy. Wonder why this kind of thing does not have in Thailand. And if there is such a tool, will Thai screenreader be able to read Thai paper properly? Research and development is still necessary. Moreover, training students with visual impairment is even more important since from my interview with university students with visual impairment I found out that very few of them can use computer and Internet effectively.


September 27, 2005

Hair Dresser

I finally decided to become a hair dresser. (but I'm not that good) So you can see my piece of work below.

Another Year Ahead

The season is changing from summer to autumn now. It's now one year that I've been away from home (including the motnths I went back). I can't believe that I finally will finish my Master and continue on to PhD. I have another year ahead of me for my first year in MPhil/Ph.D course. There's still a long way to go but I say to myself that I'll just take it step-by-step so that I won't have to be too stressed. (well…I think today I write confusingly. My excuse is I catch a cold now and took a medicine which makes me feel dizzy) Maybe should go to sleep :P

Anyway, I have another picture to upload (actually there're two but I'll insert another one in the next entry). This one is the picture of a bear again. I got it from my friend on my birthday. (now I have a family of them in my room haha) Byt I like them a lot. Ok, see how cute it is.


September 22, 2005

Pooh Classic

Thank you very much to all my lovely friends ja. I really love this Pooh. It's so soft and cute. I'm afraid to cuddle it 'cos I might change its shape :P It was such a nice party last night. I feel really warm and forget my loneliness for a while. Thanks so much ka.

Fully Grown Grass

Here's my fully grown grass as per your request. You can see how it has grown from those pictures I'd posted earlier. Hope you like it :D

September 01, 2005

Day 6

This picture was taken just now. Today's the 6th day since the start.

My Grass

I'm now growing a new plant (beside my old basil). This one is not edible. I just grow it for leisure. P Oak asked P Pui to bring it along when she went back to Thailand last month. At first, I was a little bit nervous whether I'll succeed in growing it. Anyway, after 6 days, the grass is now sprouting out. The instruction said that I'll be able to design the hair style of this head so I hope it'll grow perfectly until I can do something with it.

August 28, 2005

Lazy Me!

Oh my God! What a person I am. I'm so lazy to do my work! Many of my friends had already submitted their dissertation. But here I am, still do nothing productive. Anyway, I'll have to finish all the corrections before 10 September. I have less than 14 days now. Moreover, I'll have to pack all my belongings and move to stay somewhere else for a wekk before coming back to my own room after one week. Many works awaiing me.

But what I'm going to do now is to post a new picture I'd just got from my friend. It's the picture taken on our day out at Warwick castle. This picture shows while we were climbing up the stairs to get to the tower.


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