So, I set aside today to visit the library and write the background lit part of my research proposal and what I discovered was that I am not at all sure what I want to research. I found a few readings in motivation and that was fine but nothing to fuel my own fire or motivate me to keep looking or write anything.
On the plus side it looks like the university has not yet closed down my login details and I still have full access to the online data base (thank you very much!) it has been 10 months since I finished my masters but whatever.
So, now I have a few readings to go through, a bunch of books on the Reggio Emilia approach lent to me by a friend and a strong desire to refocus myself and start again (not that I have actually done anything yet… Study is hard!). To that end I drew up a mind map/ brain storm of all the educational things that are important to me (I missed out physicality… Whoops!). Anyway I am hoping this will be another way of braking into my research topic… Fingers crossed. Does anyone out there have any kind of experience with picking a research topic? I am finding the lack of boundaries impossible! I really could study anything! (As long as it is somehow related to the field of education). Any help, feedback, suggestions, expressions of sympathy/solidarity welcome. 😉