Towards auto/pedagogy:A reflexive auto/biographic case study of professional learning mediated by technology

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/268058
Title:
Towards auto/pedagogy:A reflexive auto/biographic case study of professional learning mediated by technology
Authors:
Hughes, Simon
Abstract:
Tracing the development of my thinking and professional practice from the late 1980s to the present day, this thesis uses the auto/biographic method developed at CCCU by Linden West (e.g. West, 2004), in combination with a personal, reflexive dialogic hermeneutic redolent of the epistemological approaches of liberation theologians in the 1970s and 1980s, to evaluate critically the influence of five illustrative moments on the generation of new knowledge. The thesis argues that demonstrable learning gains were made when particular factors came together in these autobiographical moments. The insertion of the slash "/" in auto/biography denotes the self-directed reflection on these narratives, carried out systematically in order to derive meaning from them. The process of critical reflection on the narratives interwoven with reading around epistemology, the self and (information) technology, led to a framework emerging. Within the illustrative moments there appear to be four factors that, in combination, cause learning to occur: need, knowledge, networks and the application of newly-acquired knowledge in a new context or setting. Phonically, the framework can be argued to be N4. I argue that in the 21st Century, especially where what is to be learned is something technological, learning most likely occurs when all these factors are present. Recognising this to be a personal phenomenon I adopt the term auto/pedagogy to describe it since I believe that learning is a personal commitment to changing the state of one's being.
Advisors:
Hadfield, Mark
Publisher:
University of Wolverhampton
Issue Date:
10-Oct-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/268058
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
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dc.contributor.advisorHadfield, Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Simonen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-01T16:10:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-01T16:10:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/268058-
dc.description.abstractTracing the development of my thinking and professional practice from the late 1980s to the present day, this thesis uses the auto/biographic method developed at CCCU by Linden West (e.g. West, 2004), in combination with a personal, reflexive dialogic hermeneutic redolent of the epistemological approaches of liberation theologians in the 1970s and 1980s, to evaluate critically the influence of five illustrative moments on the generation of new knowledge. The thesis argues that demonstrable learning gains were made when particular factors came together in these autobiographical moments. The insertion of the slash "/" in auto/biography denotes the self-directed reflection on these narratives, carried out systematically in order to derive meaning from them. The process of critical reflection on the narratives interwoven with reading around epistemology, the self and (information) technology, led to a framework emerging. Within the illustrative moments there appear to be four factors that, in combination, cause learning to occur: need, knowledge, networks and the application of newly-acquired knowledge in a new context or setting. Phonically, the framework can be argued to be N4. I argue that in the 21st Century, especially where what is to be learned is something technological, learning most likely occurs when all these factors are present. Recognising this to be a personal phenomenon I adopt the term auto/pedagogy to describe it since I believe that learning is a personal commitment to changing the state of one's being.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.titleTowards auto/pedagogy:A reflexive auto/biographic case study of professional learning mediated by technologyen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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