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Hanney, Roy; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2013
For many years there has been a sharp division between project-based learning, and problem-based learning, with the former adopting a more technical rationalist approach while the latter adopts a more Socratic or dialogic approach. This article argues that current notions of project-based learning are too narrow and that combining the two…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Problem Based Learning
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2013
This paper will present a study that explored the perceived impact of spatial practice in "Second Life" (SL) on teaching and learning from the point of view of participants in higher education (lecturers, developers and researchers). Narrative inquiry was used to access stories and experiences of space and spatial practice from staff…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Cues, Information Technology
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Major, Claire; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper proposes the importance of qualitative research synthesis to the field of higher education. It examines seven key texts that undertake synthesis in this field and compares essential features and elements across studies. The authors indicate strengths of the approaches and highlight ways forward for using qualitative research synthesis…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Synthesis, Qualitative Research
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Wisker, Gina; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2009
This paper explores the idea of conceptual threshold crossing in the writing process and in particular stuck moments and the process of moving on, valuing the pricelessness of preliminality, the vision of a possible movement through a portal and the creative learning leap into focused, formed writing. Our work to date is based on formal and less…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Academic Discourse, Articulation (Speech), Academic Achievement
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Savin-Baden, Maggi; McFarland, Lorraine; Savin-Baden, John – London Review of Education, 2008
This review sought to locate key themes in the literature on teaching and learning thinking and practices, by examining areas of influence and mapping ideas about the themes of practice, transfer and communities in higher education or related contexts. The findings indicate that issues of pedagogical stance, disjunction, learning spaces, agency,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnography, Educational Principles, Educational Theories