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Social constructionism

So far I have read two books on this topic: An Invitation to Social Construction by Kenneth J. Gergen (2015) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (Penguin Social Sciences) by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann (1991 reprint) Gergen’s main claim is that what how we experience the worldContinue reading “Social constructionism”

Questions of becoming or ‘being’ a student – or what happened to my self-efficacy?

I have been working in my job for quite a long time now. I feel confident In my ability to perform  well and manage any task at least to an acceptable standard. I think I am a reasonable people manager and that my team feels they can trust me and that I have their bestContinue reading “Questions of becoming or ‘being’ a student – or what happened to my self-efficacy?”

Do you see my face in the neighbour’s lawn? Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”?

Sorry for the language but, while out running this morning, I listened to Taylor Swift’s song “Mad woman” and the song really made me think how women are always supposed to be nice, friendly and accommodating otherwise we are called mad, crazy and mentally ill. The lines “And women like hunting witches too; Doing yourContinue reading “Do you see my face in the neighbour’s lawn? Does she smile? Or does she mouth, “Fuck you forever”?”

My 58th Birthday

Today is my 58th Birthday. My oldest son sent me the card and the Bonsai growing kit, which I thought was such a lovely idea! I also got two small videos from my grand-daughters saying ‘Happy Birthday’…I wish this stupid pandemic would end so I could go and see them. Yesterday was enrolment day! So,Continue reading “My 58th Birthday”

Great women

There are not many women who have changed a country’s legislature as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last night. She must have been a remarkable woman even in her youth to even try to do what she did when she started her career. A lot of other women would have looked after theirContinue reading “Great women”

I hate my job!

The question is really: WHY? First of all, I seem to have nothing in common with my team colleagues. Don’t get me wrong, they are all nice people but that is were it ends. They are middle-aged, grey-haired men in their 50s, conventional and traditional. They seem to have no passion for their job orContinue reading “I hate my job!”


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