It's not listed in the sidebar, but by far the most significant h2cm related event I've attended in the almost eight years of Welcome to the QUAD has been the residential week up at Lancaster. I had just 41 miles to travel; fellow students in cohort 7 came from much further afield: UAE, Egypt, German, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore and Isle of Man (Yo! there used to be users of h2cm there!) ....
I was late on the first day.
It was 0930 start last Monday, I arrived 1015. There was an accident at Preston on the M6.
It was great to meet people, fellow students and staff that I'd shared online learning tasks with since January. Strange to think - hope! - that we'd all be meeting again in a year. Meeting cohort 6, the group 12 months ahead of us was very informative. Also exciting that the group are considering an extramural residential in other climes: I hope this happens.
The presentations were a great help and included guest speakers - Prof. Charles Crook and Dr Debbie Prescott (cohort 1).
Now I've a research study to complete and Hodges' model is (will be) a key part of this. It's looking like there will be a literature search to follow.
Yesterday 0930 I thought the day was going to be wasted. It wasn't. I settled on Zotero now and it's a boon (at least I hope I don't have to start afresh!). There are other productivity tools to find, select and master into a workflow.
I hope to hear next week about a research conference in September that will further h2cm studies.
The study double bind is always an interesting one, being scared out your pants ... the 60+ mark: but also reassured - "You wouldn't be here if....".
I'd applied before for other programmes (Netherlands and thought about Italy), drafting a proposal and with subsequent efforts amazed at the demonstrated ineptitude. I think there's progress.
At the reception the progression of studies was stressed. The way, if we get beyond part one, we will be learning more and more about less and less.
How does that sit with Hodges' model and all it entails?
- A generic conceptual framework?
- A series of conceptual spaces?
- Is there such a thing as 'holistic bandwidth'?
- Can Hodges' model serve as the universal conceptual framework for health care, nursing and social care?