1. Sheila MacNeill Reply

    Thanks David – a very interesting take on my question, and as ever some even more thoughtful questions in return. I hadn’t thought about the data aspect of this but you have given me more to think about. I was more thinking about network connections and the positive impact they can have. I am intrigued though what you now see as my open practice – was it the blogging?

    Thanks again for this post

    • David Sherlock Reply

      Hi Sheila, still groggy as the morning brew hasn’t gone down yet, but here goes.

      Firstly, I bump in to your work all over the place. That must be a sign of an open practitioner! Putting your practice online through your blog, youtube etc is partially the reason for that, but to be honest I bump in to it more through the conversations that surround it.

      Secondly, I’m much more relaxed about putting up thoughts to share, talk about and think through. I used to be really worried about being made to defend them, but I know that I am just exploring things and thinking as I type and thats ok, I think that’s what I took away from your practices. Perhaps from the way you interact with my work? I guess being an open practitioner isn’t just about the way you display your own work, but more so how you treat fellow practitioners?

      I have a book somewhere on the core principles of education, chapter one is all about fallibilism and allowing critique, which is important I’m sure, but the way we go about critiquing someones work to encourage them rather then hurt them is missing from the book.

      • Sheila MacNeill Reply

        Thanks David – I was kind of hoping you’s say something along those lines. So important to keep discussions going and start them in the first place.

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