Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education: Praxis, Diversity and Contestation
Peter Grootenboer, Christine Edwards-Groves, Sarojni Choy
Springer, Jan 16, 2017 - Education - 284 pages
This book examines the way in which the “practice turn” in education and pedagogy offers unique perspectives on the nature of educational work. Through a plurality of “practice theories” deeper understandings emerge about a range of education and concepts, providing useful tools for advancing and developing practice theory in education and pedagogy. The book discusses the related and dual perspectives of pedagogy as both a teaching and an upbringing practice. It also explores education in a range of contexts and sectors beyond school, including VET, tertiary and non-formal settings. Education is seen as serving a dual purpose – the development of individuals and the betterment of societies and community, and this conceptualisation of education underpins the book. It acknowledges that there are diverse understandings and perspectives of practice theory, pedagogy and education, each of which is contestable and ripe for further development, and this is examined throughout the book.
This book was developed alongside an invited symposium held in June 2015 in Brisbane, Australia where the authors and interested others gathered to discuss practice theory perspectives on pedagogy and education. The title – Practice Theory Perspectives on Pedagogy and Education – captures the central overarching focus that underpins the book.
What people are saying - Write a review
2 Practices and Learning
3 Learning as Being Stirred In to Practices
4 Theorising the Cooccurrence of Remaking Occupational Practices and Their Learning
Attuning as a Basis for Pedagogies of the Unknown
6 Practice Architectures of University Education
Understanding and Challenging Neoliberal Conditions in University Settings
A Practice Theory Analysis
Financial Literacy in an Aboriginal Community
Salience and Relevance in Classroom Lesson Practices
A KnowledgeProducing Profession?
12 Reclaiming Education in Educational Leadership
A PraxisOriented Practice
14 Provoking a Renewed Frontier in Theorising Educational Practice