The Captive Triangle
The authors argue that the aim of research should be to improve practice through a process of critical reflection. Focusing clearly on the everyday concerns and problems of practitioners, they emphasize the importance of practical knowledge. Their definition of ‘practice’ is wide, and includes the...
Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge
Space, Place and Identity, 2nd Edition
With different pedagogic practices come different ways of examining them and fresh understandings of their implications and assumptions. It is the examination of these changes and developments that is the subject of this book. The authors examine a number of questions posed by the rapid march of...
Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge
Flexible Learning and Organizational Change
To date, there has been a dearth of conceptual and practical considerations between policy formulation and policy implementation required for the introduction of a flexible learning environment and the subsequent impact of these processes on organizational change. This cutting-edge book brings...
Published July 31st 2004 by Routledge
Educational policy is often dismissed as simply rhetoric and a collection of half truths. However, this is to underestimate the power of rhetoric and the ways in which rhetorical strategies are integral to persuasive acts. Through a series of illustrative chapters, this book argues that rather than...
Published June 2nd 2004 by Routledge
Ethics has traditionally been seen as a set of general principles which can be applied in a range of situations. This book argues that in fact ethical principles must be shaped within different research practices and hence take on different significances according to varying research situations....
Published June 28th 2000 by Routledge
Perspectives on Methodology and Practice
In 1991 the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) published "Postgraduate Taining Guidelines". Throughout the document emphasis is placed on the need for universities to make postgraduate research students aware of the methodological issues that affect their work.; This text explores the...
Published May 20th 1997 by Routledge
Learning Beyond the Limits
This book offers some suggestions as to ways forward from this dilemma. Drawing on the new intellectual frameworks of critical pedagogy, feminism and postmodernism and their impact upon educational theory, practice and research, the book focuses on the changing contexts of adult education. By...
Published December 11th 1996 by Routledge
This book explores educational research in terms of the relationship between epistemology, methodology and practice. Divided into two sections, the first examines the frameworks which underpin the methods educational researchers use. The second looks at a broad spectrum of approaches, including...
Published July 3rd 1996 by Routledge