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Charles, Richard, Neil and Simon: the stories we craft

Tom Fenton and Rob Carroll have published a story about Charles Reep (link). It is titled...

The skills we learn

We spend much of our time hearing, sharing and telling stories.

If you had 53 minutes +

Introduction If you do have 53 minutes and would like to learn more about writing then I recommend this Steven Pinker video. https://youtu.be/OV5J6BfToSw The + in the...

#coachlearninginsport: our game?

Introduction The word happenchance delights me. It brings together coincidence, serendipity and synchronicity for me. Some time ago, I came across Seth Baker’s approach to Happenchance: Happenchance...

Authentic Insights

Introduction Peter Berger, in his invitation to sociology (1963), wrote about "the curiosity that grips any sociologist in front of a closed door behind which...

What Counts?

Introduction I have been thinking about Darrell Cobner's most recent post (13 September) on the Visual Performance Analysis blog. In the post Darrell asks “Any performance...

Anthropoemtry

I have been walking past Room 12B48 at the University of Canberra for the last few months. The University has been re-numbering rooms in Building...

Of Personal Experience and Research Questions

Last December I posted an extract from my PhD thesis. In this post I share my introduction to the thesis (written in 1989). I do...

Do People Who Have Lost Their Voice Have To Do It?

Introduction I undertook three years of fieldwork in two schools in the mid 1980s as part of my part-time PhD studies in the teaching of...

Speaking About Performance: Hearing Other Narratives

Back in 1988 Donald Polkinghorne produced the delightful book Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences. In his preface to the book he observes that...