Reflecting on Einstein’s advice: a personal journey in creating an experiential approach to the development of undergraduate literature reviews

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620344
Title:
Reflecting on Einstein’s advice: a personal journey in creating an experiential approach to the development of undergraduate literature reviews
Authors:
Wiseman, Paul
Abstract:
This paper presents the findings of a quasi-longitudinal investigation of the lived experiences of Children’s Service professionals between 2004 and 2012. The aim of the research was to gain an understanding of the factors which shape and transform professional activity. Data collection was undertaken using semi-structured interviews and Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) was used as the analytical framework. The findings of the research surfaced a number of tensions that were evident within Children’s Services. These included the limited role that government policy took in shaping professional activity together with the need for senior managers to translate national policy into localised practice via clearly articulated strategic vision; as well as the need to develop new ‘Council’ rules to promote new ways of working. The findings also challenged the concept of a stable ‘community of practice’ as proposed by Lave and Wenger and supported Vygotsky’s notion that learning is underpinned by discontinuity, conflict and displacement. Engestrom’s concepts of historicity and multi-voicedness also proved to be particularly applicable to the process of change that took place in and between both phases of the research.
Publisher:
Innovative Practice in Higher Education (Hosted by Staffordshire University); Educationalfutures
Journal:
Innovative Practice in Higher Education vol 2(3) and Educationalfutures vol 7(2) March 2016
Issue Date:
May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620344
Additional Links:
http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe/issue/current; http://educationstudies.org.uk/?abstract=reflecting-on-einsteins-advice-a-personal-journey-in-creating-an-experiential-approach-to-the-development-of-undergraduate-literature-reviews
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2044-3315
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorWiseman, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-20T14:53:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-20T14:53:24Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-
dc.identifier.issn2044-3315en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620344-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the findings of a quasi-longitudinal investigation of the lived experiences of Children’s Service professionals between 2004 and 2012. The aim of the research was to gain an understanding of the factors which shape and transform professional activity. Data collection was undertaken using semi-structured interviews and Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) was used as the analytical framework. The findings of the research surfaced a number of tensions that were evident within Children’s Services. These included the limited role that government policy took in shaping professional activity together with the need for senior managers to translate national policy into localised practice via clearly articulated strategic vision; as well as the need to develop new ‘Council’ rules to promote new ways of working. The findings also challenged the concept of a stable ‘community of practice’ as proposed by Lave and Wenger and supported Vygotsky’s notion that learning is underpinned by discontinuity, conflict and displacement. Engestrom’s concepts of historicity and multi-voicedness also proved to be particularly applicable to the process of change that took place in and between both phases of the research.en
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dc.publisherInnovative Practice in Higher Education (Hosted by Staffordshire University); Educationalfuturesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe/issue/currenten
dc.relation.urlhttp://educationstudies.org.uk/?abstract=reflecting-on-einsteins-advice-a-personal-journey-in-creating-an-experiential-approach-to-the-development-of-undergraduate-literature-reviewsen
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dc.subjectliterature reviewen
dc.subjectundergraduateen
dc.subjectexperiential learningen
dc.titleReflecting on Einstein’s advice: a personal journey in creating an experiential approach to the development of undergraduate literature reviewsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInnovative Practice in Higher Education vol 2(3) and Educationalfutures vol 7(2) March 2016en
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