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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – London Review of Education, 2019
This article explores the origins of researcher development in British universities. Its principal aim is to provide a coherent, and reasonably succinct, account of the evolution and development of researcher development that is as consistent as possible with what is known about the development of the Western university, the history of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Skill Development, Researchers
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Hudson, Brian – London Review of Education, 2018
This article contributes to current debates on progressive, knowledge-based approaches to the curriculum by addressing the question of what it is that students are entitled to learn in school mathematics. From the outset it recognizes progressive arguments that teaching should be reconnected with the emancipatory ambitions of education. In doing…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Quality
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White, John – London Review of Education, 2018
This article offers a philosophical critique of Michael Young's notion of 'powerful knowledge', as found largely in his own but also in others' writings since 2009. The first part of the article focuses on the definitional connection that Young makes between 'powerful knowledge' and systematic relationships between concepts. It argues that most of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Knowledge Level, Curriculum Development
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Duraisingh, Elizabeth Dawes – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper reports on a study that invited 187 16-18-year-old students in the United States to draw diagrams showing connections between their own lives and the past. Interviews were subsequently held with 26 study participants. The degree to which students made connections between their own lives and the past, and the various ways in which they…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Attitudes, Concept Mapping
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Clarence, Sherran; McKenna, Sioux – London Review of Education, 2017
Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends to conflate literacy practices with disciplinary knowledge structures, thus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
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Goldberg, Tsafrir – London Review of Education, 2017
Much of the concern with young people's historical knowledge centres on factual attainment or disciplinary skills. However, relatively little attention is paid to the relevance that young people attribute to history and how they use the past, and various social representations of history, to relate to the present. Research in this realm tends to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Historical Interpretation, Conflict Resolution, Arabs
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Ávila-Reyes, Natalia – London Review of Education, 2017
As texts enact historically situated ways of making knowledge, intertextual analysis through citation patterns can shed some light on a community's epistemologies. The present research seeks a deeper understanding of the theoretical trends, the influences, and the emerging disciplinary configuration of the writing studies community in Latin…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Network Analysis, Academic Discourse
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Barnett, Ronald – London Review of Education, 2011
What is it to learn in the modern world? We can identify four "learning epochs" through which our understanding of learning has passed: a metaphysical view; an empirical view; an experiential view; and, currently, a "learning-amid-contestation" view. In this last and current view, learning has its place in a world in which, the more one learns,…
Descriptors: Learning, Outcomes of Education, Instruction, Problem Based Learning
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Kotzee, Ben – London Review of Education, 2010
In education, "constructivism" constitutes the "grand unified theory" of the moment. In this article, I maintain that constructivism as a theory of knowledge and constructivism as pedagogy are distinct and that the question of what constructivism about knowledge implies for teaching is under-theorised. Seven classroom scenarios are sketched that…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Effectiveness, Epistemology, Teaching Methods
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Seery, Aidan – London Review of Education, 2010
Education has long been considered as playing a part in the construction or formation of self and identity. The processes of education and formation, being historically and culturally shaped, display the concerns and features of time and place. One of the distinguishing and influential features of contemporary western societies is communication…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Environment, Self Concept, Role of Education
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Bayne, Sian – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper explores the possibility of an uncanny digital pedagogy. Drawing on theories of the uncanny from psychoanalysis, cultural studies and educational philosophy, it considers how being online defamiliarises teaching, asking us to question and consider anew established academic practices and conventions. It touches on recent thinking on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Philosophy, Psychiatry, Cultural Context
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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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Saltmarsh, Sue; Sutherland-Smith, Wendy – London Review of Education, 2010
Australian higher education increasingly relies on flexible modes of delivery as a means of attracting and retaining students in a highly competitive global education market. While education is among those disciplines that have been most actively involved in the shift from face-to-face to online learning and teaching, the transition for many…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
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Ruth, Damian – London Review of Education, 2010
The metaphor of "monoculture on the intellectual landscape" is used to analyse the effects of large-scale research management regimes. The metaphor of "monoculture on the intellectual landscape", derived from Shiva's "monocultures of the mind", is developed and illustrated with respect to gender and ethnicity. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Administration, Performance Based Assessment, Figurative Language
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Williams, K. F. – London Review of Education, 2009
Research into the practice of academics serves to inform higher education development (HED) theory and interventions, and is important for the development of the professional knowledge of the HED practitioner. Through such research HED practitioners gain access to what in another context is referred to as "guilty knowledge". The complex ethical…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research Design, Ethics, Research Methodology
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