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Edwards, Richard – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2010
This article explores the significance of theories of the post-human for lifelong learning. Drawing upon the works of Karen Barad and Bruno Latour, it suggests that education has focused on the learning subject as a result of an a priori assumption of a separation of matter from meaning, the object from the subject. By contrast, a post-human…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Lifelong Learning, Educational Theories, Humanistic Education
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Edwards, Richard – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011
Drawing upon concepts from actor-network theory (ANT), this article explores how the principle of symmetry can provide alternative readings of the translations of the prescribed into the enacted curriculum, without reducing understanding to explanation. The paper explores the contrasting ways in which the prescribed curriculum is translated into…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Curriculum Implementation, Network Analysis, Educational Principles
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Edwards, Richard; Fenwick, Tara – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
Sociomaterial theories, including actor-network theory (ANT), materialist feminism and posthumanism, are sometimes argued to not be addressing or unable to address sufficiently the political and are therefore dismissed as irrelevant to educational research. Through an extended discussion of writers across the social sciences, this article seeks to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Sciences, Political Issues, Research Methodology
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Edwards, Richard – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
This article provides a material enactment of educational theory to explore how we might do educational theory differently by defamiliarising the familiar. Theory is often assumed to be abstract, located solely in the realm of ideas and separate from practice. However, this view of theory emerges from a set of ontological and epistemological…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Experiments, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology
Edwards, Richard; Cervero, Ron; Clarke, Julia; Morgan-Klein, Brenda; Usher, Robin; Wilson, Arthur – 2002
Recent empirical and theoretical literature in cultural geography, feminist and postcolonial philosophy, cultural studies, and political economy, was explored in an examination of the significance of spatiality to the changes taking place in the policy, practice, and study of adult education and lifelong learning. The following were among the key…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning