When I was preparing for my dissertation defense, I was so nervous! I turned to YouTube to get an idea of what a defense would look and feel like. I gained so much peace from watching others successfully present their work. I decided to share the video of my defense in the hopes that it might offer support to others. Since then it has received over 110,000 views. Many MA and PhD candidates have messaged me or commented to say that it was really helpful to them. This is what it means to be part of a community of practice! Best of luck to all upcoming ‘defenders’ — and may you have all the success possible in your future careers!
Emerging from the Echo Chamber:
An Activity Theory Perspective on L2 Teachers of Adult Emergent Readers