Looking over the conceptual horizon: a living theory of practice - final submission accepted for publication December 2014
Dear community of practice of living theorists,
I hope my account of practice firstly makes sense to you and secondly that this account communicates my journey, my discoveries and the meaning of both. I look forward to this eJOLT experience and wish you all a wonderful day.
Kind regards from a Jacaranda-filled Pretoria, Liz
(Edited by Marie Huxtable - original submission Friday, 10 October 2014, 7:19 AM)
Please see attached word doc for some feedback. I would be happy to discuss this in more detail if you would like to meet in cyberspace via Skype.
Love & Joy,
I love your 'jacaranda' image - reminds me of my one visit to Pretoria! So, coming to you from a coldish Dublin where the leaves are falling from the trees, are my comments on your paper. It's very good and there are a few places where I think clarification would better assist the reader. The track changed version is attached. Will look forward to the final iteration!
Thank you for the encouragement and the comments. It is invaluable to hear how the text "translates". I will address your points in the next version.
Today we have rain (for which we are eternally grateful) so it is wet wishes from Pretoria!
Dear Pip and Liz,
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on the paper. I have found it quite difficult to only communicate the gist as the thesis itself was a whopper! I really appreciate the positve feedback and support.
I have made Pip's suggested changes directly in the text (thanks for the book suggestion by the way) and have highlighted all the changed and new text in yellow.
I attach Liz's comments where I responded in the text of the comments as I have not completely addressed all of her comments.
I will upload the "new" version of the paper seperately as the maximum is one uploaded file
Hi Liz and Pip,
I see that I posted the second version "higher" up in the discussion, so in case you do not see it. Here is it again.
From the technically challenged....
No worries, Liz; I've had to rely on Branko or Marie to load things up for me at times too. Sometimes 'the computer says no'!
I'm very happy with this now - it was great to read the more indepth explanation of your values and how they are worked out in your practice. I'd certainly recommend that this paper now be published.
One minor correction needed in the sentence that reads "No overt mention was made of values (either personal of for students" I'm not sure what the 'of for' bit should be.
Good luck with your future work, and with the important promotion of community health in your context.
The revisions and additions to the paper are excellent. It gives me great pleasure to highly recommend it for publication. I appreciate the difficulty of reducing an extended work to a concise summary and believe that the additional information provides enough information to relay more of the "back story". In your comments to my feedback where you state, "please advise" I think can be addressed by including a link to the full dissertation as I suspect that there will be some readers so engaged by your work that they will want to know more. Even though my background is in education, I found myself engrossed in the process and intrigued by the content. The details of your work in regard to values and relationships are universal and like your study, have the power to be transformative for many readers. Again, it was a pleasure to review this article and I offer heartfelt congratulations. Your obvious dedication and commitment is making a significant and much needed contribution to the flourishing of humanity on a global scale.
Love & Joy,