Sunday, April 05, 2009


It's been brought to my notice, by someone who knows this shit, that CDA and Critical Pedagogy are very competitive fields. Testing is an altogether less populated discipline.

This is useful: I'm entering academia at a relatively advanced age, and don't want to climb any professional mountains at this stage in my career. Indeed, all I want is a PhD, for now. And the MA dissertation I need to start work on very soon will probably lay the foundations.

And so. "Calibrating Placement Tests and the CEFR"? It sounds a bit tame, I know, but maybe I should leave the barricades to daring young Critical Pedagogues? There is something strangely satisfying about designing a test, trialing the fucker, and then crunching the numbers...