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Glaesser, Judith – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
This paper first provides a brief overview of the history and current usage of the concept of competence in academic research, and then undertakes a critical discussion of how the term is currently used in educational policy. The running example used throughout the paper is competence in foreign language learning. The PISA study is discussed to…
Descriptors: Competence, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Mintz, Avi I. – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
Educators and educational theorists frequently employ a gardening metaphor to capture several child-centred principles about teaching and children, i.e. teachers must respect a child's unique interests and abilities, recognise what is developmentally appropriate for students, and resist pursuing a narrow set of outcomes. Historically, however,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Theories, Educational Principles, Teaching Methods
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Hills, Peter Matthew – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This article argues that deliberative theory provides an important contribution in the debate about the legitimacy of an Islamic influence within the British education system. The contribution is a timely one, in light of the tendency to view issues involving Islam and Muslims through the distorting prism of Islamophobia. The contribution of…
Descriptors: Islam, Religion, Fear, Ethics
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
This paper makes a distinctive contribution to the current debates concerning the role of personal mobile technologies (PMTs) in public education. It does this through drawing attention to the imperative to integrate digitally-mediated personalised education with teacher-mediated pluralised education. Premised on the notion that children's…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Practices, Handheld Devices, Agenda Setting
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McCowan, Tristan – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Unbundling is the process through which products previously sold together are separated into their constituent parts. In higher education, this dynamic has been driven primarily by financial motivations, and spearheaded by the for-profit sector, but also has pedagogical motivations through its emphasis on personalisation and employability. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Educational Change
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Burgh, Gilbert; Thornton, Simone – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
Within the community of inquiry literature, the absence of the notion of genuine doubt is notable in spite of its pragmatic roots in the philosophy of Charles Saunders Peirce, for whom the notion was pivotal. We argue for the need to correct this oversight due to the educational significance of genuine doubt--a theoretical and experiential…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Resistance (Psychology), Philosophy, Credibility
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Klitmøller, Jacob – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The focus of the present paper is a critical discussion of the recently developed concept Pedagogy in Practice (PiP) with the intention of improving the concept for future research. PiP aims to understand ongoing educational practice from the students' perspective by interviewing groups of students about their understanding of learning. By…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Student Experience, Role of Education, Interviews
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de Bellaigue, Christina – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This article examines the work of educationist Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) to explore the practice of home education in the late nineteenth century. Mason's work reflected and responded to the particular circumstances and concerns of her clientele. She provided a way for parents to compensate for the practical deficiencies of contemporary…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Unions, Parent Influence, Educational Practices
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Bleazby, Jennifer – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
Inherent in most school curricula is some sort of curriculum hierarchy--that is, an assumption that some school subjects are more valuable than others. This paper examines the epistemological assumptions that underpin one such curriculum hierarchy, which I refer to as "the traditional curriculum hierarchy". It is a pervasive and…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Vertical Organization, Intellectual Disciplines, Epistemology
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Slee, Roger – Oxford Review of Education, 2014
This paper uses John Furlong's analysis of student disaffection written over 20 years ago as a basis for building new analyses in changing contexts for schooling. Specifically, Furlong's observation of the dominance of psychological based explanations for student disruption and disengagement in education policy making holds--albeit an…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learner Engagement, Risk, Educational Change
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Hammersley, Martyn – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Sam Hillyard's (2010) recent article has the value of highlighting the issue of theory development in interactionism, ethnography, and the sociology of education. It also reminds of a fruitful, and unique, research programme in educational research that stretched from the early 1960s into the 1990s. However, in the author's view Hillyard's…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Development, Interaction, Ethnography
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Leopold, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
The aims of education, and the appropriate means of realising them, are a recurring preoccupation of utopian authors. The utopian socialists Robert Owen (1771-1858) and Charles Fourier (1772-1837) both place human nature at the core of their educational views, and both see education as central to their wider objective of social and political…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Imagination, Social Environment
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Schwartz, Laura – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
This article examines some of the conversations that took place between women's rights advocates on the subject of female education. The relationship between Victorian feminism and educational reform was a complex one, and historians have long argued over whether campaigns for women's schools and colleges can be termed "feminist". This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Womens Education, Females
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Frazer, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Catharine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft are linked by intellectual and political bonds; for both, education is a philosophical and political preoccupation in its own right, and also interacts with philosophical questions of morality, social power, theology, truth and human action. Macaulay's philosophical and political engagements with Hobbes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Females, Reputation
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Hanley, Ryan Patrick – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
The Scottish Enlightenment is celebrated for its many contributions to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the moral sciences. But for all this attention, one aspect of the Scottish Enlightenment has been almost entirely neglected: its educational theory. This paper aims to illuminate the relationship between the educational theory of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Foreign Countries
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