Teachers’ self-directed learning within the frame of International Women’s Day is the focus of this week ‘s Chasing Encounters episode, titled “Exploring Digital Networks.” Anna Bartosik, teacher-researcher, joins us to talk about digital landscapes, where a number of language teachers explore their learning. We discuss whether International Women’s Day is still relevant in academia (Savigny, 2014), Twitter as a digital landscape of practice (Wenger-Trayner & Wenger-Trayner, 2014), and how virtual and other self-directed learning have the ability to shape teacher knowledge and positionality as transformative intellectuals (Kumaravadivelu, 2003). Anna offers some tips on reaching a wider network on Twitter, suggests some female academics to follow, and explains her interest in researching digital landscapes with a posthuman lens (Snaza et al, 2014).
“ my learner journey has happened in these places (social media and others), not on those top-down mandated places of PD” Anna Bartosik
Cite this podcast (APA):
Ortega, Y. (Producer). (2019, March 12). Chasing Encounters - Episode - 5 – Cooperative work and Youth Advocacy [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/chasingencounters/chasing-encounters-episode-6-exploring-digital-networks
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Wenger-Trayner, E., Fenton-O'Creevy, M., Hutchinson, S., Kubiak, C., & Wenger-Trayner, B. (Eds.). (2014). Learning in landscapes of practice: Boundaries, identity, and knowledgeability in practice-based learning. Routledge.
If you want to follow up Anna’s work:
Others to follow on Twitter: @YuliyaESL / @FaithMarcel / @AngelicaGalante / @OrtegaYecid / @dawnbazely / @EALStories / @nathanghall / @scottroydouglas / @seburnt /@RanyaOmer /@jdslagoski / @sureshcanax