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ERIC Number: EJ1026370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Understanding the Complexity of the Lived Experiences of Foundation Degree Sport Lecturers within the Context of Further Education
Aldous, David
Sport, Education and Society, v19 n4 p472-488 2014
This paper provides an ethnographic account of the lived experiences of Further Education (FE) lecturers (N = 4) who are engaged in the transmission of pedagogic knowledge within a Foundation Degree. To further understand the experiences of the lecturers the paper draws upon Stones' quadripartite cycle of structuration. This conceptual and methodological approach has informed an understanding of how the transmission of pedagogical knowledge is shaped through connections between the external structures of FE and the embodied practices of agents. The paper draws its empirical perspective from an ethnographic case study exploring relations and experiences of agents within one FE college, Hope (pseudonym). The data highlights the numerous in-situ practices of the lecturers, reflecting how their embodied experiences and resulting agency continually influence the transmission of conjunctural-specific forms of pedagogic knowledge. The data draws attention to the knowledgeability of agents in evolving and reproducing forms of pedagogic knowledge socially, intellectually and corporeally and how this begins to shape the student experience. The paper concludes by reflecting upon the complexity of their role and the outcomes of this for the transmission of pedagogic knowledge within the context of FE and the need to reflect upon how FE supports lecturers within this context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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