Myths in education, learning and teaching: policies, practices and principles

Harmes, Marcus K. and Huijser, Henk and Danaher, Patrick Alan, eds. (2015) Myths in education, learning and teaching: policies, practices and principles. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-137-47697-5


The chapters in this book use the idea of a myth as the organizing principle and as a springboard for analysis of teaching, learning, practice, theory and research across a range of educational and cultural contexts. The origin of this collection lies with a symposium hosted by the (then) Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland in 2011. Since then, however, our call for papers and the range of contributors have brought together a global breadth and depth of contributions addressing current practice, policy and a range of principles in education. The collection includes chapters based on
extensive empirical research alongside more theory-led explorations of education. Contexts and settings range from Europe to the Middle East and Australia to the borderless realms of online education, or is the notion of borderlessness in the latter indeed a myth ... ? Among a variety of methodological approaches and national educational priorities and challenges, the authors grapple with not only the pervasive but also animating notion of a myth, sometimes as something which is a generative and positive force but at other times taking myth to suggest limitations in both thought and practice.

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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 06:09
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: education theory; online education; teaching and learning; motivation; digital literacy; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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