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Little, Sabine; Golledge, Michelle; Agarwalla, Hina; Griffiths, Ben; McCamlie, Danny – London Review of Education, 2019
The globally mobile teacher is a relatively new concept. This article draws on the experiences of seven teachers teaching in international contexts, who are currently undertaking an iPGCE (International Postgraduate Certificate in Education) -- four of whom are co-authors of this article. Drawing on original data from written narratives and online…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Faculty Mobility, Educational Needs, Faculty Development
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Temple, Paul – London Review of Education, 2019
This article examines a number of conceptualizations of interactions between people and physical space, and relates them to university settings to make a link with findings on institutional effectiveness. It argues that the idea of the common-pool resource, where certain physical or social conditions are exploited collectively, is a helpful way of…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Educational Environment, Physical Environment
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Cajic-Seigneur, Magdalena; Hodgson, Ann – London Review of Education, 2016
The attainment in national examinations and progress of pupils to the age of 16 in London is the highest in England. Nevertheless, there is still a significant number of 16- to 19-year-olds who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET). Those who are the most vulnerable to becoming NEET are the young people who have disengaged from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness
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Craft, Anna – London Review of Education, 2012
The early twenty-first century is characterised by rapid change. Commentators note how permeating digital technologies engage increasing numbers of children, young people and adults as consumers and also producers. In the shifting technological landscape, childhood and youth are changing. Connectivity around the clock, with a parallel existence in…
Descriptors: Social Change, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Economic Climate
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MacLaren, Iain – London Review of Education, 2012
Whilst much of the rhetoric of current educational policy champions creativity and innovation, structural reforms and new management practices in higher education run counter to the known conditions under which creativity flourishes. As a review of recent literature suggests, surveillance, performativity, the end of tenure and rising levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, School Role
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Carr, Diane – London Review of Education, 2010
In this paper the online construction of disability is investigated and the implications for educators working in virtual worlds are considered. Based on the analysis of data collected through interviews with deaf residents of "Second Life", it is argued that research into online identity, disability and education needs to allow room for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Disabilities, Deafness, Special Needs Students
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Seery, Aidan – London Review of Education, 2010
Education has long been considered as playing a part in the construction or formation of self and identity. The processes of education and formation, being historically and culturally shaped, display the concerns and features of time and place. One of the distinguishing and influential features of contemporary western societies is communication…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Environment, Self Concept, Role of Education
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Bayne, Sian – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper explores the possibility of an uncanny digital pedagogy. Drawing on theories of the uncanny from psychoanalysis, cultural studies and educational philosophy, it considers how being online defamiliarises teaching, asking us to question and consider anew established academic practices and conventions. It touches on recent thinking on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Philosophy, Psychiatry, Cultural Context
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Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper presents a study that used narrative inquiry to explore staff experiences of learning and teaching in immersive worlds. The findings introduced issues relating to identity play, the relationship between pedagogy and play and the ways in which learning, play and fun were managed (or not). At the same time there was a sense of imposed or…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Values
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Kehrwald, Benjamin – London Review of Education, 2010
This article discusses the relationship between social presence and subjectivity in online learning environments. Drawing from views of subjectivity synthesised by de Sousa and an exploratory study into online social presence (by Kehrwald), the presentation identifies the links between various forms of subjectivity and the operation of social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Ertl, Hubert; Wright, Susannah – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper reports on the work of a six-month review project commissioned by the Higher Education Academy which aimed at mapping the research base around the student learning experience in higher education (HE). The project aimed to: (1) provide an overview of the ways in which the student learning experience in HE has been and is conceptualised;…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews, Student Experience
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Higham, Jeremy; Yeomans, David – London Review of Education, 2007
This article explores the policy and practice of choice, flexibility and differentiation within the 14-19 curriculum in England. After first locating these issues within contemporary curriculum policy it adopts a historical analysis tracing perspectives and practice since 1945. This narrative exposes complex oscillation in policy and practice in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Wilkinson, Gary – London Review of Education, 2006
This article outlines how the commercialization of structures and management in education risks accelerating the intensification of corporate marketing in schools. It is argued that marketing promotes materialistic values which are harmful to children and US and UK examples are offered to demonstrate how companies seek to use schools as…
Descriptors: Marketing, Integrity, Role of Education, Values
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Smyth, John – London Review of Education, 2005
This paper presents an argument around the need to rethink the issue of early school leaving from the vantage point of students and teachers, and the conditions and pathways that need to be constructed and brought into existence within schooling, if such conditions do not already exist. The attempt is to move discussions outside of the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Culture, Dropout Prevention, Educational Environment