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Thorburn, Malcolm; Allison, Peter – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
In aiming to support school-based outdoor learning opportunities, this paper critiques the extent to which Deweyan and neo-Aristotelian theorising is helpful in highlighting how personal growth and practical wisdom gains can be realised. Such critique is necessary, as there are signs of an implementation gap between practice and policy, which is…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Allison, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
The new "Curriculum for Excellence" in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which offers considerable prospects for increased levels of outdoor learning in schools. With reference to Fullan's theorizing on achieving educational change, this study investigated four main…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Excellence in Education, Educational Policy
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Allison, Peter – Curriculum Journal, 2010
New devolutionary powers for education have been enthusiastically seized on by politicians and policy-makers alike to promote a more integrated and holistic form of education in Scotland. This period of curriculum renewal offers the prospect of increased levels of outdoor education; however, to date there is a lack of a clearly agreed rationale…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Learning Experience
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Turnbull, Morag; Littlejohn, Allison; Allan, Malcolm – Industry and Higher Education, 2012
Interest in the use of collaborative learning strategies in higher education is growing as educators seek better ways to prepare students for the workplace. In design education, teamwork and creativity are particularly valued; successful collaborative learning depends on knowledge sharing between students, and there is increasing recognition that…
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Strategies, Design, Expertise
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Turnbull, Morag; Littlejohn, Allison; Allan, Malcolm – Industry and Higher Education, 2010
Creativity can be described as the ability to generate new ideas and combine existing ideas in new ways to find novel solutions to problems. Creativity is enhanced by a free flow of knowledge and through social contact. On this basis, the authors argue that knowledge sharing is central to creativity in design and present preliminary evidence to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Employees, Industry, Foreign Countries
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Sproule, John; Ollis, Stewart; Gray, Shirley; Thorburn, Malcolm; Allison, Pete; Horton, Peter – Sport, Education and Society, 2011
This paper explores critical notions about how improved understandings of students learning experiences within practical learning environments could sensitise teachers to appreciate the complex influences more that affect how levels of challenge and perseverance are constructed by students. The authors, in furthering their critique, build on the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Educational Objectives, Persistence
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Richmon, Malcolm J.; Allison, Derek J. – Educational Management & Administration, 2003
Critical examination of academic work in leadership field. Argues that the lack of conceptual clarity in field hinders practitioners' efforts to discriminate among competing theoretical perspectives. Discusses several notable reviews and compendia of leadership literature. Concludes with brief description of an original conceptual framework for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Leadership
Flowerdew, John, Ed. – 1994
A collection of essays address a variety of issues in listening in the academic context, particularly in a foreign or second language. Articles include: "Research of Relevance to Second Language Lecture Comprehension--An Overview" (John Flowerdew); "Expectation-Driven Understanding in Information Systems Lecture Comprehension" (Steve Tauroza,…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Science