PJ Evans

UFHRD 2014: 4 June, parallel session on Theory & Foundations of HRD

We’re in to the next parallel sessions and again I’ll be taking short notes on these. Discourses in HRD: Complexity, Continuity and Contradictions, Jean Kellie, Brian Milsom (University of Hull). The research was framed by the integrationist agenda of HRD with HRM and a functionalist approach around effectiveness and unitarist approach the deproblematises the ‘fit’ between […]

Twitter and Micro-blogging conference – third and last day

These are notes from the Twitter and Micro-blogging conference at Lancaster University for day 3.  The full programme can be found on Lanyard.The Twitter hastag is #LUTwit I am also following eLearning @ Edinburgh on #elearninged First session is Cracking the Code on Twitter use by media fandom by Rhiannon Bury at Athabasca Uni. Places her research in the context of the increase […]

Twitter and micro blogging – presentation slides

My slides on Discursive practices in informal learning events on Twitter presented at #LUtwit: Whose piper and whose tune? from Peter Evans

Is a profession also a discursive community?

Discourse analysis (DA) is about the study of “language in use” (Nunan 1993, p7) operating at a number of levels (Fairclough 2003; Alvesson & Skoldberg 2009). Heracleous (2006) identifies two over-lapping levels of discourse: communicative action based on interactions between individuals to, for example, share experiences or build relations, and deeper discursive structures that ‘guide’ […]

Space & flows of practice: exploring the relationship between Web 2.0 technologies and a practice perspective on HRD.

Here is a paper abstract accepted for the upcoming UFHRD conference in Brighton: This paper explores through an analysis of technology enhanced professional learning (TEPL) using social software a practice based approach to understanding and framing human resource development (HRD) and communities of HRD practitioners. Social software has been described as employing web 2.0 technologies […]

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