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Gurin, Joanna – Teaching Artist Journal, 2016
"Dragons at the Snack Table" explores Magic Realism in relation to lived Applied Theatre spaces.
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Youth Programs, Realism, Literary Styles
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Gruber, David R. – Written Communication, 2017
Neuro-realism is a widely cited concept describing a textual phenomenon in popular science news wherein brain research uncritically validates or invalidates the "realness" of particular beliefs or practices. Currently, no research on neuro-realism examines the variable rhetorical roles of such statements, that is, how they support…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Harris, Judy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
This chapter evaluates Dewey's thinking in relation to the theorization of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). It compares Dewey's concepts with ideas from social realism, Vygotsky, and cultural historical activity theory, illustrated by PLA research in South Africa.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Prior Learning, Cultural Influences, Social Theories
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Thiel, Jonas – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2020
This paper shows how Karen Barad's "agential realism" provides a powerful analytical framework for assessing higher education accountability. It takes the example of the UK 'National Student Survey' (NSS), a questionnaire, which purports to ascertain student course satisfaction in universities. The paper demonstrates how agential realism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Realism
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Huckle, John – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2019
Geographical knowledge is powerful if it is critical and empowering. This article develops this argument with reference to the philosophy of knowledge and Laura Wheelahan's advocacy of critical realism as the philosophical strand of her social realist curriculum theory. While the GeoCapabilities Project has drawn on the sociological strand of that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Realism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Role
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Yucel, Robyn – Science & Education, 2018
Including the perspectives of scientists about the nature and process of science is important for an authentic and nuanced portrayal of science in science education. The small number of studies that have explored scientists' worldviews about science has thus far generated contradictory findings, with recent studies claiming that scientists…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Education, Epistemology, Science Teachers
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Li, Xiangdong – Interpreter and Translator Trainer, 2019
Material development is one of the most important links in the chain of course design. However, it has received limited attention in the academic context of applied translation studies. This paper proposes a conceptual framework to encourage material development in interpreter and translator education at undergraduate levels. It first justifies…
Descriptors: Material Development, Instructional Design, Translation, Teaching Methods
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Alderson, Priscilla – Global Studies of Childhood, 2016
Critical realism is a philosophy of social science that analyses and aims to remedy current problems and gaps. Basic tenets of positivist and quantitative research tend to contradict those of qualitative and interpretive research, and critical realism proposes ways to resolve the contradictions. Vital themes in childhood research that are reviewed…
Descriptors: Realism, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Feminism
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Cordero, Alberto – Science & Education, 2012
This paper presents and comments on Mario Bunge's scientific realism. After a brief introduction in Sects. 1 and 2 outlines Bunge's conception of realism. Focusing on the case of quantum mechanics, Sect. 3 explores how his approach plays out for problematic theories. Section 4 comments on Bunge's project against the background of the current…
Descriptors: Realism, Quantum Mechanics, Theories, Philosophy
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McPhail, Graham; Lourie, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
In this paper we outline a case for including realism as an approach for carrying out research in education. Realism is often missing or under-represented in methodology text books which tend to misrepresent positivism and over-claim the epistemic authority possible for interpretivism. While interpretivism is arguably the dominant research…
Descriptors: Realism, Research Methodology, Social Science Research
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Frisby, Brandi N.; Kaufmann, Renee; Vallade, Jessalyn I.; Frey, T. Kody; Martin, Joe C. – Basic Communication Course Annual, 2020
Basic communication courses (BCCs) are evolving, and technology is a driver of this change. Guided by self-efficacy theory, this study examined the use of virtual reality speaking rehearsals as one technology that instructors can adopt to enhance students' public speaking efficacy. Students (N = 32) in this study practiced their final informative…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Simulated Environment
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Mayes, Eve; Mobayad, Yasmin; Moss, Julianne; Kelly, Merinda – Australian Educational Researcher, 2020
This paper brings Barad's agential realism into relation with educational ethnographic work, and longstanding concerns with matters of inequality. We extend previous work that foregrounds time and space in particular places, and that resists approaches to inequality that generalise about 'best practices' for schools in communities facing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Industrialization, Municipalities
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Boyd, Joseph; Pitre, Richard – Journal of Education for Business, 2020
This project course provided experiential realism in the study of managerial accounting and fundamental accounting relevance essential for integration into an organization's management team. The experiment created an environment that reinforced the fundamental theories, ideas, and concepts necessary for the contextualization of the accounting…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Entrepreneurship
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Franke, Norman – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
This paper explores Bakhtin's reception of Goethe's "Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre" with a view to assess how Bakhtin's interest in this early chronotopical masterpiece can be understood in the wider context of his utopian thinking and his political eschatologies. Bakhtin reads Goethe's novel as a critique of totalitarian forms of Socialist…
Descriptors: Novels, Philosophy, Social Systems, Political Attitudes
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Khazem, Dima – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2018
Critical realism offers a useful epistemology and ontology for conceptualizing theoretical and methodological considerations in global learning and may help to bridge the quantitative/qualitative divide that plagues social science. This article elaborates critical realist principles, concepts and methodologies to explain how they can be employed…
Descriptors: Realism, Sustainability, Global Approach, Social Sciences
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