Editor's introduction to special theme issue [of International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning]: Pedagogical meanings emerging in practice (Part 1)

O'Neill, Shirley (2008) Editor's introduction to special theme issue [of International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning]: Pedagogical meanings emerging in practice (Part 1). International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 4 (3). pp. 1-4.

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[Introduction]: This is the first part of two issues of the International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning in 2008 both of which relate in a variety of ways to the theme of meanings emerging in practice. This theme was the major focus of the Third International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning in Brisbane, Australia in 2007 and several articles were post-conference submissions. In this issue, Part one, there are nine anonymously peer reviewed articles. As a cluster they consider pedagogical issues and impacts on both learners and teachers, and indeed relate to a range of meanings emerging in practice. These meanings involve the impact of the learning journey for learners, pedagogical approaches to enable learners to make sense of their experiences, the potential of the pedagogical journey to change attitudes and values, acknowledgment of learners’ life experiences and events that may impact on their learning, as well as pedagogies related to students’ acquisition of and learning in English as a foreign/second language. For teachers there is recognition of the need to acquire new ways of thinking about knowledge and accompanying values. Within this the importance of creativity and transdisciplinarity are emphasised. In recognising the important role of pre-service teacher education today, in it’s ability to prepare teachers who are able to in turn engage all students in learning, collectively these works reflect the globalisation of education and new contexts for learning with an accent on transformative pedagogical approaches (Mezirow & Associates, 2000).


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. Awaiting paper from author.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Shirley O'Neill
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 05:46
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedagogical issues, meanings emerging in practice, ESL, EFL, transformative pedagogy, preservice teacher education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4934

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