Exposing threads: creating connections in teaching and learning

Henderson, Robyn and Abawi, Lindy and Conway, Joan M. (2011) Exposing threads: creating connections in teaching and learning. In: Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, pp. 1-14. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 (hbk)


This chapter explores the role of connections in learning and teaching, and exposes some of the threads that are apparent throughout the chapters by the contributing authors. We realize that the notion of creating connections might encompass making links, crossing divides, forming relationships, building frameworks, and generating new knowledge, and that it can involve cognitive, cultural, social, emotional, and physical aspects of understanding, meaningmaking, motivating, acting, researching, and evaluating. However, rather than taking a broad approach, our plan is to use two examples—one theoretical and the other pedagogical—to illustrate the importance of connections to education and learning. We conclude the chapter by discussing four themes that we have distilled from the chapters: connecting within the school contexts, connecting beyond the school contexts, making meaning from lived experiences, and developing virtual connections. These demonstrate the connections that have been identified by the book’s contributing authors as facilitating, or having the potential to enhance, teaching, and learning.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 1. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:06
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: elearning; virtual classroom; doctoral students; supervision; academics; ESL
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19304

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