Welcome to another episode of the EnT! We’re on some kind of run here, in terms of getting back into a preferred tempo… namely, aiming for weekly-ish!
In this episode, we are all about Imposter Syndrome in education. And if you’re an educator and you CAN’T RELATE then uh… nothing… actually… but REALLY nothing…
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If it weren’t for epithets like these, you’d be reading something else #ednontech
And here we go another set of show notes written before I’m informed of the topic! I quite like feeling like in this one, small area I am AHEAD of the deadline by at least a few days. It’s a somewhat singular thing for me.
So… as per our EMERGING (or emergent?? Whoa…) FORMAT, I will take the opportunity to clear a few more e-mails to self from the Good Old Google (GOG) Box (AKA G-Box).
Why the snow GIF’s? Surely you weren’t thinking. However… if it’s not here when you’re reading this… it’s on the way! The snow, that is.
The Quality Assurance of Micro-credentials: A Global Scoping Review of Current Practice (Brown, 2023)
For those who see long-term potential for micro-credentials, particularly those of us who work in workplace learning contexts… wherein there are potentially many layers of external accreditation which may overlap at any given time… the QA piece is of significant interest… as are (is?) the potential application(s) for PD and in-house training. I found this on LinkedIn because I follow Mark Brown, Professor and Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University.
I have an abiding enjoyment for Contact North over the years. Ontario is so out in front of publicly putting funding into learning tech over the years in ways that you don’t have to be part of the “post-secondary sector” as such to appreciate.
The sheer plethora of webinar content available on AI for instance is helpful inasmuch as social presence, in my view, is conducive to the kinds of critical discernment wanted when discussing AI. People talking extemporaneously and knowledgeably is probably more helpful than another shrill article of some variety.
I feel like the things I’ve been sending myself lately and/or noticing on my LinkedIn timeline as worth saving have been very AI-centred. I am a fan of UNESCO! I don’t know what that means to the point that I could wax extemporaneous about it, but it’s true! Another find on LinkedIn because I follow them there. It is like… if malevolent actors can hack through the red tape they’ll be weakened and/or slightly off their game…?
Do you remember how for awhile after the first onset of COVID in North America those weird goddamned MONOLITHS would just show up every so often and then be taken down or disappear in great haste? What’s Mr. Satellite Conspiracy Libertarian guy got to hide, anyway?? I mean… uh…
Impostor Syndrome in education
Corollary II A: In the absence of both a physical and a social comparison, subjective evaluations of opinions and abilities are unstable.
Festinger, L. (1954). A theory of social comparison processes. Human Relations, 7(2), 117-140.
The term impostor phenomenon is used to designate an internal experience of intellectual phoniness which appears to be particularly prevalent and intense among a select sample of high achieving women.
Clance, P. R., & Imes, S. A. (1978). The imposter phenomenon in high achieving women: Dynamics and therapeutic intervention. Psychotherapy: Theory, research & practice, 15(3), 241.
“impostor phenomenon” – Instead of framing the insecurities of individuals belonging to marginalized groups solely as a problem that arises within these individuals, we argue that it is critical for future research to consider the important role of the environment in eliciting their impostor feelings as well.
Feenstra, S., Begeny, C. T., Ryan, M. K., Rink, F. A., Stoker, J. I., & Jordan, J. (2020). Contextualizing the impostor “syndrome”. Frontiers in psychology, 11, 3206.
… research has indicated that a feeling of not having really deserved one’s success and the accompanying fear of people finding out about one’s ‘‘incompetence’ ’is prevalent among people of all kinds of professions and not limited to academics.
Cranford, S. (2022). If everyone is an impostor in academia, then no one is. Matter, 5(2), 365-367.
Word of the podcast
Phrase of the podcast
Phenomenon, not syndrome
Question of the podcast
Why do so many people feel impostor syndrome when they start teaching?