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Threshold concepts within the disciplines

Author: Ray Land; Jan Meyer; Jan Smith
Publisher: Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, [2008]. ©2008
Series: Educational futures, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines brings together leading writers from various disciplines and national contexts in an important and readable volume for all those concerned with teaching and learning in higher education. The foundational principle of threshold concepts is that there are, in each discipline, 'conceptual gateways' or 'portals' that must be negotiated to arrive at important new understandings.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Land, Ray.
Threshold concepts within the disciplines.
Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, ©2008
(OCoLC)682879938
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Land; Jan Meyer; Jan Smith
ISBN: 9789087902674 9087902670 9789087902681 9087902689
OCLC Number: 226315820
Description: xxi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beyond understanding / David Perkins --
Threshold concepts and transformative ways of thinking within research into higher education / Noel Entwistle --
Embedding threshold concepts: from theory to pedagogical principles to learning activities / Peter Davies, Jean Mangan --
Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge: reflections on the nature of learning and knowledge / Robert McCormick --
Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge (4): issues of variation and variability / Jan H.F. Meyer, Ray Land, Peter Davies --
Liquid learning and troublesome spaces: journeys from the threshold? / Maggi Savin-Baden --
From playing to understanding: the transformative potential of discourse versus syntax in learning to program / Michael Thomas Flanagan, Jan Smith --
Threshold concepts in computer science: a multi-national empirical investigation / Carol Zander, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal ... et al. --
The everydayness of threshold concepts: 'state' as an example from computer science / Dermot Shinners-Kennedy --
A threshold model for attitudes in first year engineering students / Caroline Baillie, Anne Johnson --
Threshold concepts and keys to the portal of understanding: some examples from electrical engineering / Anna-Karin Carstensen, Jonte Bernhard --
Associations among prior acquisition of threshold concepts, learning dimensions, and examination performance in first-year economics / Martin Shanahan, Gigi Foster, Jan H.F. Meyer --
Threshold concept acquisition in economics for the 14-19 age group / Andrew Ashwin --
Threshold concepts, troublesome knowledge and ways of thinking and practising: can we tell the difference in biology? / Charlotte Taylor --
Mentoring, teaching and professional transformation / Moya Cove, Julie McAdam, James McGonigal --
Troublesome language knowledge: identifying threshold concepts in grammar learning / Marina Orsini-Jones --
Nettlesome knowledge, liminality and the taboo in cancer and art therapy experiences: implications for learning and teaching / Caryl Sibbett, William Thompson --
Threshold concepts and spatial awareness in transport and product design / Jane Osmond, Andrew Turner, Ray Land --
Threshold concepts: old wine in new bottles or a new form of transactional curriculum inquiry? / Glynis Cousin --
Conceptual frameworks as a threshold concept in doctorateness / Vernon Trafford --
Threshold concepts for university teaching and learning: a study of troublesome knowledge and transformative thinking in the teaching of threshold concepts / Mia O'Brien.
Series Title: Educational futures, v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Ray Land, Jan H.F. Meyer, and Jan Smith.

Abstract:

Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines brings together leading writers from various disciplines and national contexts in an important and readable volume for all those concerned with teaching and learning in higher education. The foundational principle of threshold concepts is that there are, in each discipline, 'conceptual gateways' or 'portals' that must be negotiated to arrive at important new understandings. In crossing the portal, transformation occurs, both in knowledge and subjectivity. Such transformation involves troublesome knowledge, a key concern for contributors to this book, who identify threshold concepts in their own fields and suggest how to deal with them. Part One extends and enhances the threshold concept framework, containing chapters that articulate its qualities, its links to other social theories of learning and other traditions in educational research. Part Two encompasses the disciplinary heart of the book with contributions from a diversity of areas including computing, engineering, biology, design, modern languages, education and economics. In the many empirical case studies educators show how they have used the threshold concept framework to inform and evaluate their teaching contexts. Other chapters emphasise the equally important 'being and becoming' dimension of learning. Part Three suggests pedagogic directions for those at the centre of the education project with contributions focusing on the socialisation of academics and their continuing quest to be effective teachers. The book will be of interest to disciplinary teachers, educational researchers and educational developers. It also is of relevance to issues in quality assurance and professional accreditation. Ray Land is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Jan H.F. Meyer is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Research in Higher Education at Durham University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Business at the University of South Australia. Jan Smith is a lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. (Publisher).

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