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#UCSIA15 Opening Eyes a Little Wider?

#UCSIA15 is a free, open, online course that explores informatics and analytics in sport contexts. It starts on 23 February and will run for a month as a course. Thereafter the resources will remain available ... openly. One of the themes in the course is Audiences and Messages. My hope is that this theme will enable us to discuss how we craft stories and share them. Wolfgang Iser (1976) suggests that when we produce a story to share we should think carefully about how we construct the story and imagine the recipients of the story. He notes that any story has "a network...

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 boys' physical education in the secondary school. Other than a chapter in a book of readings edited by Andrew Sparkes (1992) the only account of my work is in the thesis (1989). The thesis raised some sensitive issues and with the agreement of those in my fieldwork I placed a voluntary embargo on publication. Twenty-one years on all those involved have moved from the fieldwork schools and I would like to share some of the contents...

Can You End A Writing Week?

An intense five days of writing is coming to a close in the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. As I was composing the title of this post it struck me that Writing Weeks cannot end! I think we have shared a remarkable social dynamic this week that will have its own half-life. Many years ago I was fascinated by Wolfgang Iser's ideas around The Implied Reader and the links to hermeneutics. I realise I must return to his other work The Act of Reading (1976). David Albertson's essay (2000) helped me revisit Iser. Searching for ideas this week...