Welcome! I’m Suraj Uttamchandani, a graduate student in Learning Sciences at Indiana University. My background is in mathematics, but my passions have evolved to include learning in higher education on both a classroom and institutional level. How do we negotiate local classroom teaching? How does physical – or digital space – change how we conceptualize teaching? How do we choose our curricula? How do higher education faculty – especially minoritized faculty – teach about issues of diversity and pluralism? And how do college students think about their own learning? Methodologically, I work with variants of conversation analysis to understand these questions.
In the Fall 2016 semester, this space was being used to work through evolving thoughts about Discursive Psychology, one such variant/extension of CA.
In the Spring 2016 semester, this space was used to chronicle my unfolding understanding of Papert’s constructionist theory of learning. I have tried to make these posts accessible to a wider audience although they do address specific readings.
In the Spring 2015 semester, this space was used to work through ideas about Discourse Analysis. Some of the posts are protected as they contain sensitive data. The posts from this time period are less accessible to a wide audience; they generally assume that one has read the papers to which they respond. You are still, of course, welcome to explore them.
Since then, this space has become more open; I do post to it relatively rarely, and yet here it is, for that once-in-a-blue-moon when the urge to post strikes.
The best way to contact me about these ideas is to leave a comment on a post. Happy reading!