Today was filled with excitement, some confusion, a heated debate, and a much needed walk to the ocean.
This morning we spent a good amount of time talking about research papers, thesis work and theological frameworks. It was incredibly informative and allowed me to start thinking about how I want to go about completing this program. I have so many ideas that I want to look into with regards to childrens’ learning and technology integration and I am not sure if that will lead me down the road of a thesis or a research paper. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I am thrilled to be given this information early on so I can take time in this process to look at my options, do research, narrow my ideas down, and determine if what I want to do will fit into a thesis stream or a paper.
In the afternoon I completed an unexpectedly intense (although it was silly of me to not have just assumed it would be intense haha) group debate assignment with some, yet again, incredible colleagues of mine (p.s my MALAT crew is AMAZING). We had to research our topic and debate a pro stance for why “connectivism should be adopted as the learning theory for educating students in our digital culture” (LRNT 501 Debate Topic). What a cool experience and an interesting way to go about doing research. I have never been in a debate that was quite so formal and it was so much fun, stressful, but also VERY informative and exciting.
After this, it was crucial to TAKE A BREAK! A few of us headed to the beach for some much needed relaxation. The smell of the ocean and the sand in my toes was exactly the way I needed to end this day.