Demythologizing teaching and learning in education: towards a research agenda

Harmes, Marcus K. and Huijser, Henk and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2015) Demythologizing teaching and learning in education: towards a research agenda. In: Myths in education, learning and teaching: policies, practices and principles. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-113747698-2


This chapter identifies a number of different perspectives on teach­ing and learning myths in contemporary education and analyses some of the conceptual frameworks, research methodologies and empirical evidence generated by scholars associated with those perspectives. The discussion in this chapter points towards a provisional research agenda for examining and evaluating the constructions, the deconstructions and where appropriate the reconstructions of multiple teaching and learning practices in current education theorizing, policymaking and practice, which the subsequent chapters develop. In the collection that follows, several 'myths' are examined from within different cultural and educational contexts, from disciplines such as medicine, educa­tion, vocational education and English language programmes and from contexts including the Middle Eastern, Dutch, Spanish and Australian education systems, as well as supranational online environments. These are set against the shifting priorities of policymakers, teachers and other stakeholders.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to publisher's copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 05:29
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education research; education theory
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural 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
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1057/9781137476982_1

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