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Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2353-5415
Première publication
29 Sep 2014
Période de publication
1 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

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Volume 3 (2016): Edition 1 (July 2016)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2353-5415
Première publication
29 Sep 2014
Période de publication
1 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

7 Articles
Accès libre

Foreword

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 1 - 2

Résumé

Accès libre

Learning from childhood: children tell us who they are through online dialogical interaction

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 3 - 8

Résumé

Abstract

Philosophy of childhood is a field of inquiry in which the protagonists are adults, who are trying to understand children, and children, who are trying to be understood by adults. These two operating agents must find a common ground that renders their communication possible. This piece develops and illustrates the notion that no theorisation can exist if the authors of the theories do not know the subjects of their study, and thus that philosophers of childhood cannot contribute to knowledge about childhood unless they create occasions for the voices of children to be heard. Therefore, when activities are devised for the free expression of childhood, they cannot meaningfully be categorised as separate from philosophy of childhood. The latter cannot exist without the former. Philosophy of childhood and philosophy for children are interlaced in their work with children. Once the nature of childhood is understood through what children tell about themselves, instead of narrated through the interpretive frameworks of adults, the rights of the children can be effectively protected.

Mots clés

  • Philosophy of childhood
  • Collaborative learning
  • Child protection
Accès libre

A brave new world: considering the pedagogic potential of Virtual World Field Trips (VWFTs) in initial teacher education

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 9 - 15

Résumé

Abstract

In its broadest and historical sense, place-based education refers to education that occurs outside of the physical boundaries of a school building (Dewey 1910; Sobel 1996; Theobald 1997; Woodhouse and Knapp 2000). Place-based education, colloquially referred to as the ‘field trip’, is predominantly considered a pedagogic tool of the sciences. It involves a physical movement from the school-based location to a place of interest, for example, a geography field trip to an ecological landscape or science visit to a local museum. This paper considers the use of virtual world field trips (VWFTs) within the context of a pre-service Teacher Education programme. The paper presents data from one undergraduate module offered on a programme of initial teacher education. The paper identifies three significant elements of virtual world field trips: place, people and content. First, the virtual world can provide access to places not possible in the offline context as a result of geographic, economic or religious factors. Second, exposure to and dialogue with a variety of world views can challenge students’ assumptions, facilitate reflection and provide an opportunity for oneto-one teaching encounters. Third, from a teacher educator perspective, engagement in virtual world field trips can provide a space for teachers to model teaching methodologies and model creative learning techniques, thus providing student teachers with an insight into different approaches to teaching.

Mots clés

  • Pre-service education
  • Virtual worlds
  • Information and communication technology
  • Virtual world field trips
Accès libre

The role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development: Mindfully embracing the “black sheep” of educational research

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 16 - 23

Résumé

Abstract

In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the “black sheep” of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers’ practice improvement research often requires us to go beyond the objective dimension and encompass the subjective dimension of the research process such as teachers’ intuition, tacit knowledge and personal meaning-making. The challenge that lies in front of us is how to mindfully make sense of the role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development. This paper examines this issue in terms of three case studies of in-service teachers’ action research projects and points to what it takes for us to mindfully embrace subjectivity in mentoring teachers’ practice improvement research.

Mots clés

  • Subjectivity
  • Action research
  • Teacher expertise development
  • Objectivity
  • Intersubjectivity
Accès libre

The role of subjectivity: Response to Noriyuki Inoue

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 24 - 28

Résumé

Abstract

This paper offers a response to Dr Noriyuki Inoue’s article published in this issue of the International Journal for Transformative research, entitled The role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development: Mindfully embracing the “black sheep” of educational research. Inoue freely uses the terms ‘subjectivity’ and ‘objectivity’; but referring to findings from quantum physics and consciousness studies, both of which challenge the view that it is possible to observe a world that exists independently of the observer, I ask whether the Japanese concepts of jikkan and ba actually also suggest that it is not possible to separate and define subjective and objective dimensions of reality.

Mots clés

  • Consciousness
  • Subjectivity
  • Objectivity
Accès libre

Educational Epistemology, Culture and History: Response to Joan Walton

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 29 - 32

Résumé

Accès libre

How ideas of transformative learning can inform academic blogging

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 33 - 40

Résumé

Abstract

This paper looks at blogging by academics and argues that there is a niche role for an academic blog informed by principles of transformative learning. I begin by describing my experiences of blogging, first, as a reader while carrying out my own doctoral research, next, as a teacher introducing blogs to my students, then as a writer of my own journal blog. I suggest that transformative learning principles provide a frame of reference for understanding these experiences, in particular, by offering an idea of autonomy which puts subjective experience in social contexts. I then suggest that academics interested in transformative learning might learn a more engaging style of writing from bloggers.

Mots clés

  • Blogging
  • Freire
  • Mezirow
  • Literacy
  • transformative learning
7 Articles
Accès libre

Foreword

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 1 - 2

Résumé

Accès libre

Learning from childhood: children tell us who they are through online dialogical interaction

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 3 - 8

Résumé

Abstract

Philosophy of childhood is a field of inquiry in which the protagonists are adults, who are trying to understand children, and children, who are trying to be understood by adults. These two operating agents must find a common ground that renders their communication possible. This piece develops and illustrates the notion that no theorisation can exist if the authors of the theories do not know the subjects of their study, and thus that philosophers of childhood cannot contribute to knowledge about childhood unless they create occasions for the voices of children to be heard. Therefore, when activities are devised for the free expression of childhood, they cannot meaningfully be categorised as separate from philosophy of childhood. The latter cannot exist without the former. Philosophy of childhood and philosophy for children are interlaced in their work with children. Once the nature of childhood is understood through what children tell about themselves, instead of narrated through the interpretive frameworks of adults, the rights of the children can be effectively protected.

Mots clés

  • Philosophy of childhood
  • Collaborative learning
  • Child protection
Accès libre

A brave new world: considering the pedagogic potential of Virtual World Field Trips (VWFTs) in initial teacher education

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 9 - 15

Résumé

Abstract

In its broadest and historical sense, place-based education refers to education that occurs outside of the physical boundaries of a school building (Dewey 1910; Sobel 1996; Theobald 1997; Woodhouse and Knapp 2000). Place-based education, colloquially referred to as the ‘field trip’, is predominantly considered a pedagogic tool of the sciences. It involves a physical movement from the school-based location to a place of interest, for example, a geography field trip to an ecological landscape or science visit to a local museum. This paper considers the use of virtual world field trips (VWFTs) within the context of a pre-service Teacher Education programme. The paper presents data from one undergraduate module offered on a programme of initial teacher education. The paper identifies three significant elements of virtual world field trips: place, people and content. First, the virtual world can provide access to places not possible in the offline context as a result of geographic, economic or religious factors. Second, exposure to and dialogue with a variety of world views can challenge students’ assumptions, facilitate reflection and provide an opportunity for oneto-one teaching encounters. Third, from a teacher educator perspective, engagement in virtual world field trips can provide a space for teachers to model teaching methodologies and model creative learning techniques, thus providing student teachers with an insight into different approaches to teaching.

Mots clés

  • Pre-service education
  • Virtual worlds
  • Information and communication technology
  • Virtual world field trips
Accès libre

The role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development: Mindfully embracing the “black sheep” of educational research

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 16 - 23

Résumé

Abstract

In Western cultures, subjectivity has often been seen as the “black sheep” of educational research because of its heavy emphasis on objectivity. Consequently many research initiatives in education share the assumption that objective reasoning should play a central role. However, mentoring teachers’ practice improvement research often requires us to go beyond the objective dimension and encompass the subjective dimension of the research process such as teachers’ intuition, tacit knowledge and personal meaning-making. The challenge that lies in front of us is how to mindfully make sense of the role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development. This paper examines this issue in terms of three case studies of in-service teachers’ action research projects and points to what it takes for us to mindfully embrace subjectivity in mentoring teachers’ practice improvement research.

Mots clés

  • Subjectivity
  • Action research
  • Teacher expertise development
  • Objectivity
  • Intersubjectivity
Accès libre

The role of subjectivity: Response to Noriyuki Inoue

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 24 - 28

Résumé

Abstract

This paper offers a response to Dr Noriyuki Inoue’s article published in this issue of the International Journal for Transformative research, entitled The role of subjectivity in teacher expertise development: Mindfully embracing the “black sheep” of educational research. Inoue freely uses the terms ‘subjectivity’ and ‘objectivity’; but referring to findings from quantum physics and consciousness studies, both of which challenge the view that it is possible to observe a world that exists independently of the observer, I ask whether the Japanese concepts of jikkan and ba actually also suggest that it is not possible to separate and define subjective and objective dimensions of reality.

Mots clés

  • Consciousness
  • Subjectivity
  • Objectivity
Accès libre

Educational Epistemology, Culture and History: Response to Joan Walton

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 29 - 32

Résumé

Accès libre

How ideas of transformative learning can inform academic blogging

Publié en ligne: 06 Aug 2016
Pages: 33 - 40

Résumé

Abstract

This paper looks at blogging by academics and argues that there is a niche role for an academic blog informed by principles of transformative learning. I begin by describing my experiences of blogging, first, as a reader while carrying out my own doctoral research, next, as a teacher introducing blogs to my students, then as a writer of my own journal blog. I suggest that transformative learning principles provide a frame of reference for understanding these experiences, in particular, by offering an idea of autonomy which puts subjective experience in social contexts. I then suggest that academics interested in transformative learning might learn a more engaging style of writing from bloggers.

Mots clés

  • Blogging
  • Freire
  • Mezirow
  • Literacy
  • transformative learning

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