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Reflecting to Rebuild and Strengthen Professional Development A Collection of ‘Post-Online’ Conversations

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posted on 2020-10-01, 10:48 authored by Edward CartwrightEdward Cartwright, Swati VirmaniSwati Virmani, Tom Allen, Gary Chapman, Jonathan DaviesJonathan Davies, Genevieve Gordon, Brian Harman, Brett Koenig, Neil Lancastle, Rosalyn LishmanRosalyn Lishman, Karen Malan, Valeria Guarneros-MezaValeria Guarneros-Meza, Denys Nizalov, Ali Orazgani, Russell Orr, Paul Omar, Roger Saunders
Academics in the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University have produced a monograph consisting of post-online reflections. The objective was to gather thoughts and discussion around teaching and research during COVID-19. We aim to build and explore around ‘lived experiences’ to provide a reference point to help Continuous Professional Learning and Development (CPLD) activities. The section on ‘digital diaries’ consists of dialogues from staff categorised into varied themes. In the testimonies, staff have reflected around their challenges, targets, strengths, familiarity and how they managed to overcome difficulties and achieve goals. A special section, from the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA), is devoted to identifying how pandemic has intensified research challenges, highlighting the funding, time and location constraints on academic research.