Opening the theory box

Blair, Erik ORCID: (2011) Opening the theory box. Educationalfutures, 4 (1). pp. 3-16. ISSN 1758-2199

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The role of theory is keenly debated in education but there does not seem to be much focus on what exactly we mean when we say the word ‘theory’. This paper is an attempt to start to understand what the construct ‘theory’ means to educational practitioners and, in doing so I offer three rhetorics of theory: ‘Theory as Other’; ‘Theory as Guidance’, and ‘Theory as Personal Pedagogy’. This paper is not an attempt to qualify and quantify but an invitation to other practitioners to examine what the word ‘theory’ might mean to them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Academic identity
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Social sciences
Depositing User: Erik Blair
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 12:43
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:25


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