Changing the meanings that emerge in practice, for the better, through humour - how I changed plagiarism from the suppository of good scholarship to the condom of good scholarship and lived happily ever after

Lynch, Bernadette (2007) Changing the meanings that emerge in practice, for the better, through humour - how I changed plagiarism from the suppository of good scholarship to the condom of good scholarship and lived happily ever after. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 3 (2). 4 -17.

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Abstract

In this paper, using core concepts from personal pedagogy, reflective practice and cognitive theory as a theoretical base, I examine the energising effect of humour and its contribution to my development of new and useful meanings for what was otherwise a tired and tiring practice problem: the teaching of in-text referencing to undergraduate Business students. The major contribution of this paper to theory is that it acknowledges the impact of cognitive depletion on reflective practice and posits the use of humour as a partial remedy to this problem. The paper also contributes to practice by re-inventing the use of metaphor as a reflective practice strategy and, perhaps most importantly, by giving academics permission to bring some much needed, energising irreverence and joy to their work.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright of articles is retained by authors. As this is an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Paper originally presented at the 3rd International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning, 27-28th Sept, 2007.
Depositing User: Ms Bernadette Lynch
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2008 02:15
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: plagiarism; reflective practice; humour; cognitive theory; practice strategy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3716

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