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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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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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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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Welikala, Thushari – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper explores how the English language privileges and empowers certain epistemologies and ontologies in international higher education in the UK. The author discusses how the English language is used to construct assumptions and practices to legitimise particular ways of constructing knowledge. The main argument is that language provides a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Role, English, Foreign Countries
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Parton, Graham; Bailey, Richard – London Review of Education, 2008
Although problem-based learning is being adopted by many institutions around the world as an effective model of learning in higher education, there is a surprising lack of critique in the problem-based learning literature in relation to its philosophical characteristics. This paper explores epistemology as a starting point for investigating the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Problem Based Learning, Epistemology
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Jones, Anna – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper examines the changing landscape of higher education from the perspective of teaching academics. Critical thinking has been seen as one of the central facets of the academic identity and so this paper uses the notion of critical thinking as a lens through which to explore this changing identity. It argues that the professional identity…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Thinking, Qualitative Research, College Faculty
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Gibbs, Paul – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper addresses the form of enquiry appropriate for the workplace researcher. The first part of the paper is used to introduce the main themes of "phronesis" and relies heavily on Aristotle and Heidegger. It is argued that practical wisdom developed through experience of practical judgements offers a form of enquiry appropriate for…
Descriptors: Researchers, Epistemology, Foreign Countries