What is a literature review?

What is a literature review?

I picture the literature review as a map, with interconnecting routes and discoveries of new landscapes as I explore new pathways and notice new vistas. Exciting! I am struggling with clarifying my research question, which will then frame my reading. I have talked with a colleague which was very useful as she was able to … Continue reading

Research blog

Research blog

Here, I will be recording my developing research writings. These are part retrospective and part looking to the future. After a life time in outdoor learning, I am eager to pass on some of my insights, and just as interested in developing my ideas and thoughts. I have been greatly influenced by colleagues here in … Continue reading

Taking a moment

Taking a moment

It is easy to rush around, grabbing photographs and missing the wonder of the changing dance of light on the surrounding slopes and watery surfaces. I am standing in a favourite spot. Most of the time I am alone. A curious young motorcyclist comes and asks for ‘photograph’. His brief presence adds to the mood … Continue reading

Ripples and Reflections

Ripples and Reflections

Many years ago I was flicking through a magazine and came upon an article about Andy Worhol’s swimming pool collection. I was mesmerised by the translucent turquoise; the patterns and ripples that transformed reality into an organic and abstract work of art. I have since been drawn to the liquid art of The Jubilee Pool … Continue reading

The Western Ghats: The mountains – getting familiar

The Western Ghats: The mountains – getting familiar

At first, my creativity was quelled. Being in the same place for a number of weeks, with the same old views, from the same old positions can stifle the desire to explore. It can also lead to a more intimate awareness of the nuances of light. For the last fifteen or more years I have stared … Continue reading