on 10 August 2013
I had been very much attracted to Foucault's ideas as I constructed my thesis. I had previously acquired and grappled with numerous quotes which seemed to be relevant to my work. What I lacked was the confidence of having comprehension, if required to argue Foucault's philosophy in a forthcoming viva. In addition to gaining a sound context for the ideas I was citing, this text has given me permission to be unsure and confused, With Foucault, it seems its 'par for the course' - what a relief! This slowly dawned on me as I again struggled to find perspective in the foundation chapter. This I reflect is a requirement to more fully appreciate the clear lens in which contemporary education is subsequently critiqued.