I have been here before, so in the spirit of this Liminal space, I am quite curious as to where it will take me.
The next stage in my life is always unknown, and sometimes things cross my path and I feel that I need to participate. I am trying to recognise what really interests me, rather than trying to align with other peoples interests… this has been a lifetime challenge.
For me doing some research within my ceramics practice is unfinished business, for various reasons I have started a study before but did not complete, and this time I pledge to finish. So I will proceed carefully, as I have time, motivation and passionate interest in the topic I have chosen.
So when the FutureLearn course ‘Developing a Research Proposal’ popped up in my email, it piqued my interest, and this next series of blog posts in My Liminal Space, will be my reflections and writing as I move through this course.
There are a few pledges I will make before I even begin on this journey
1. PhD or MPhil or Research Masters… talking to potential supervisors to work this out.
2. Put aside morning time each day, at least one hour
3. Be confident …
4. Use the knowledge I have already
5. Keep the focus clear and reasonable.
So starting the course the first activity:
Where to I see myself in 5 years?
Hopefully with a research higher degree, I want to reignite my interest in philosophy, and research methodologies, and pursue my current interest in the narratives embedded in contemporary Australian ceramics.
I have already noted that I am not sure which sort of degree I will end up with, the only criteria in my mind is that it will be a research based qualification.