ERIC Number: EJ1125154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Mapping Pedagogic Frailty in Geography Education: A Framed Autoethnographic Case Study
Kinchin, Ian M.; Francis, Robert A.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v41 n1 p56-74 2017
Pedagogic frailty has been proposed as a unifying concept that may help to integrate institutional efforts to enhance teaching within universities by helping to maintain a simultaneous focus on key areas that are thought to impede the development of pedagogy. These areas and the links that have been proposed to connect them are interrogated here through the analysis of an autoethnographic narrative produced by a community "insider" who has considerable experience of teaching and researching geography. This person-centred methodology acknowledges the subjective nature of teaching, gives voice to important stories that might not otherwise be heard formally and provides a case study that can been used as an exemplar to promote institutional dialogue about quality enhancement and the student experience. The findings from this case study suggest that colleagues may be able to repurpose disciplinary concepts to help make sense of the learning and teaching discourse.
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Case Studies, Geography, Concept Mapping, Locus of Control, Resilience (Psychology), Professional Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Surveys, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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