July 26, 2005

End of week 3: learning and cricket

Well where did that week go.

I don't know if i can even remeber what i did last monday! It was much of the same really. I've been working on a new box of Vanley's emphemera. Its huge! And if twenty years ago you had given me the job of collecting stuff from the community to answer my project questions, I'm not sure if I could have collected anything different. It's great that it is all so relevent, but it means a lot of work for me.

I almost finished my mini newspaper project on wednesday afternoon, until my laptop battery that supposwedly lives for 5 hours died after 2. But that's come together quite neatly, once i've re read it this week and edited it a bit i should be ready to put it on here. Feels like publishing something (which is exciting and strangley yet beautifully links into my recent reading on pedagogy and 'action knowledge'). Which is interesting to think about; how we use archives, who uses them, how to access knowledge, and how it is created and maintained, perpetuated? Its amazing how much you can learn from primary sources too, my enagement with the material creates understanding etc. This is what being a student is all about; research, learning and cricket. Maybe learning is a lot like a game of cricket….

On thursday i confess, i perhaps didn't get as much work done as i should have, i stayed at home to make notes and read. Of which some reading and note making was done. Sadly the cricket turned was too excting, and rather than being able to setle down into the monotony that is a normal test match, wickets were falling so regularly as to keep me distracted.

Saw Vanley again on Friday, really want to interview him when i've finished looking at his stuff, but I don't think i'd be able to ask him anything that wasn't some dreadful cliche, and seem like some bad reporter. I'll have to figure out some insightful, deep and challenging questions if i want to talk to him!

I'm in a weirdly content mood. Shouldn't blog in it, now people will have to read this rubbish! including me tomorrow and wonder what i was thinking…


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