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Day one- Here we go!

For a number of years I have been toying with the idea of doing a Masters. Workload and life commitments (as well as the economic burden) have been making me putting it away every time. However, this time thanks to the help of the great support of the Next Generation Scholarships I can start with my first steps towards it.

First days are always stressful. Who will i be with? I am good enough? Do i have what it takes? Will i find the time to do this properly?

However, from the first minute I felt at home. Our tutors were amazing and I must confessed that I was utterly seduced by the building and the decor.

Then we started... I love academia and reflecting on the nature and reasons of what we do. Therefore it was all excitement when we started talking about epistemology, ontology, axiology and the purpose of education. However, I was surprise to find out about "special" education purpose from a Maori perspective. Personally i would prefer a composite and compromised approach to education without cultural labelling. At the end of the day, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

Maybe the highlight of my day was the section on Leadership. Courageous Follower. Understanding the role of the follower and of ourselves as followers, as well as the importance of the leadership on assisting this process of alternation of roles and fostering of a "followship" ethos. So, I will leave you with this amazing analysis of the different types of followers in the beautiful form of a Tango.




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