Reading, writing, reps: Waitangi Day edition

It’s both Waitangi Day and Bob Marley’s birthday. If I were in New Zealand I’d be enjoying a day off and hopefully getting some writing done. But here I am in Melbourne, so I’m at work. Nonetheless, I’ve made some good progress on a key project.

REading and writing

My supervisor and I a co-writing a chapter on Dialogical Self Theory in Career Education. My contribution is basically a potted-history of key approaches to career education: Cognitive Information Processing, DOTS, career-learning theory, and what I’ve termed dialogical career-learning theory. This last one is where Frans Meijers, Reinekke Lengelle and others have integrated Dialogical Self Theory into Laws’s career-learning theory, arguing that “the development of a career story must be understood not only as a cognitive learning process but as a dialogical learning process as well” (Meijers & Lengelle, 2012, p. 169).

We’ve completed a first draft and are now editing for cohesion. The last step will be an introduction and conclusion and then we’re done. All going well, this will be the first publication for me in this doctoral project.

REps

I enjoyed a morning in the gym yesterday. I have been trying a new rep scheme from this article by Dan John:

Do a single, rest a bit, do a double, rest a bit, then do a triple. That is six total reps and the quality should all be excellent. For a solid workout, run through this three times: 1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3.

Yesterday I did this with:

  • BB squats: 1,2,3 for 3 times around
  • Bench: 1,2,3 for 3 times around
  • Bent over barbell rows, 1,2,3 for 3 times around
  • Single arm landmine rows: 3×10

I also had a short ride on my new bike.

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Michael Healy

Career development consultant, educator and instructional designer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

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