Ms Amber Fensham
Telephone:+ 44 (0)29 208 74436
Address:Room 2.07, 1-3 Museum Place
- PhD Sociology (Education Pathway), Cardiff University (+3 ESRC funded): 2012- present
- MSc, Social Science Research Methods (Sociology), University of Bristol; with Distinction in dissertation entitled: ‘Knuckling down and getting on with life’: The telling of two learner identities storied across youth transitions, 2011-2012
- BA Sociology (First Class honours), The University of Durham; dissertation entitled: ‘Virtually telling stories: Cyber-sociality and governmentality in Second Life’, 2008-2011
- E-learning & learner identities
- Cybercultures; digital networking and sociality
- Situational analysis
An exploration of the role of online networks on the reconfiguration of home-education
This thesis aims to explore the place, use and purpose of online networks for home-education. Subsidiary to this, it aims to analyse the significance of these technologies for challenging representations of home-education and rethinking the relationship between the individual and the collective in education.
The focal research questions will explore:
- What are the representations of home-education?
- What is the nature and intended purpose of online networks for home-education?
- In what ways are online networks re-appropriated and selectively embedded in aspects of home-education?
- In what ways can ‘the social’ be re-theorized from this?