On Friday 29th November 2019 I got consent from the three trustees of Ragged Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity 048364) to wind it up and close the books. With unanimous agreement the request to dissolve Ragged as a charity was put to OSCR and is awaiting legal processing. This post is a document of the communication(s) I made and some of the conversations I have had over the year about Ragged University and what place it might or might not have in the Third Sector as it stands. Read more
This is the next part of my action research project which I have been using as a meaning making process in my own life as I have been struggling with trying to negotiate how my life is mediated through the worlds of policy, bureaucracy and distant finance. Read more
Thinking about the basic stuff of knowledge, teaching and learning has led me to develop an idea based around ‘knowledge as an art object’. This formulates a theoretical framework drawing together the being, doing and shared encounter which is found in diverse forms of education. Read more
This is the next part of my action research project focusing in on the effects and practicalities of outcomes and measurements bureaucracies when they are implemented in care and support processes of people’s lives.
You can read the previous section of this project ‘Action Research: Measurement and the Lifeworld’ by clicking HERE.
What follows is the next part of my action research project that scrutinises how useful outcomes and measurements bureaucracies are for those whom they are meant to be serving – i.e. by making services more effective. Read more
Title of Talk:
Loneliness and Social Isolation by Alex Dunedin
What follows is the start of my action research project deconstructing of the Outcomes Star, a metric bureaucracy instated in various support-need junctures which the person receiving support has to fill in and go over with the person who is giving the support. This is one of various types of bureaucracy which people have to face (both citizen and worker). Read more
Consuming Education; BERA Panel on Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors
On the 8th of November 2018, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) held a conference at Liverpool John Moores University on the theme of ‘Transitions: Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors‘. I (Alex Dunedin) was lucky enough to be invited to both take part in a panel discussion on the themes and to submit a paper. Read more
What follows is the executive summary and the recommendations which I make from my initial analysis of the bureaucratic burden which exists in the support-need juncture. You can read the prologue ‘Action Research: The Situation I am In; The View From The Other Side’ by clicking HERE. It gives an account of how this action research project came about and explains some of the motivations driving the project. Read more
What follows is an annotated and extended version of a paper which was accepted for publication in PRISM journal. PRISM is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that fosters innovative approaches to progressing critical thinking in all areas of teaching and learning. You can find the edition in which this paper is published by following THIS LINK. Read more