Thank you for being brave enough to present your living
theory narrative in this new way for EJOLTS. You have inspired me to consider
doing my own poster. I found your poster attractively laid out and easy to read.
I like the use of images to break up the text and the links to further
I found the narrative that you are pursuing here very
interesting. I am interested in what you say in your abstract was: "a process of perspective change, and a
shifting of worldview for me".
Whilst I found the poster, abstract and video very enlightening,
I make these suggestions for improvement of layout and content in the context
of wanting to communicate meaning even more clearly.
In terms of the layout of the poster I feel that the
headings do not draw the attention of the reader to the content. Rather than "Introduction",
something more informative as a heading to draw the reader in to the content. The
"Link" is also somewhat vague - what is the link between?
Also, I feel that the separation of the Link in two
different columns does not work visually. Perhaps the poster could be
re-organised so that this section is briefer and either in one column, or in a
separate box with the pictures used to break up the text. For example the
images of Ghandi wearing the loin cloth could be in that section, perhaps with
a relevant quote on the image linking it to the narrative.
I like the images and feel that they could be more closely
integrated in to the text by placing them in the appropriate sections. For example
the images of Ghandi wearing the loin cloth could be in that section, perhaps
with a relevant quote on the image linking it to the narrative.
In the section "The Link" you use an example of
contradictory actions in teaching which could be put in the context of Ghandi's
The methodology of living
educational theory is stated and I am wondering if this could be linked in some
way with Ghandi's action/experience. I think I am suggesting more explicit
links between the theory and Ghandi's work, that you make the argument that
Ghandi's actions demonstrate him living out his values more explicit. For
example, which values does his wearing of the loin cloth demonstrate? In what
ways did his actions match the living theory methodology as outlined?
Finally, Swaroop I return to the statement in your abstract
about his work and living theory changing your perspective and your world view.
I would like to see more evidence of that in the poster. How has the work of
Ghandi influenced the way that you perceive the world and how you live out your
I do hope these comments are helpful in enhancing your
narrative and communicating the values that you are seeking to live out.