Pragmatism and philosophy: enriching students' lives through a critical investigation of spatial literacy in shared spaces

Baguley, Margaret and Riordan, Toni and Kerby, Martin (2010) Pragmatism and philosophy: enriching students' lives through a critical investigation of spatial literacy in shared spaces. In: Multiliteracies and technology enhanced education: social practice and the global classroom. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 100-114. ISBN 978-1-60566-673-0; eISBN 978-1-60566-674-7


The purpose of this paper was to investigate how a secondary boys’ College has sought to create a cultural alliance between a spatial literacy which expresses an officially sanctioned version of the past and a contemporary curriculum that embraces a far broader understanding of this concept. This investigation of spatial literacy was contextualised through the curriculum plan of the College which seeks to educate students through a student-centred curriculum that aims to develop critically aware and culturally sensitive world citizens. The perceptions of key teachers were also examined which revealed their increasing use of school spaces to address political, philosophical and environmental issues in their pedagogical approach.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 7. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 05:57
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 03:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: spatial literacy; curriculum; pedagogy; philosophy; politics; environment; monuments
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified

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