Key ideas

Over the course of my career, I have been working with other colleagues on a multitude of shifting subjects. The following "key ideas" have arisen during this work, and have proved instructive when considering curriculum studies, professional knowledge, and narrative theory.

  • Curriculum Form

    Subject Knowledge

    A range of studies has illustrated how deep structures of social differentiation are built into the form of...

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  • Historical Periodisation

    Professional Knowledge and Educational Restructuring in Europe

    The dominant educational change theory of the moment tends to work with two interlinked lacunae. Firstly questions of time...

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  • Narrative Capital

    Developing Narrative Theory

    Narrative capital is a concept which seeks to complement Pierre Bourdieu’s early characterisation of symbolic capital,...

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  • Narrative Character

    Developing Narrative Theory

    In the research studies conducted in the past decade patternings of narrative character have emerged. Far from there being a...

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  • Narrative Learning

    Narrative Learning

    Narrative Learning highlights the role of narrative and narration in an  individual learning and an understanding of...

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  • Narrative Pedagogy

    Narrative Pedagogy

    One aspect of the narrative form which has been relatively overlooked to date is that of the pedagogic encounter. As we...

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  • Re-selfing

    Developing Narrative Theory

    In our study of lifelong learning the Learning Lives project a pattern of re-selfing could be discerned among certain...

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  • Refraction

    Professional Knowledge and Educational Restructuring in Europe

    Refraction is a concept which allows us to explore the mediations and negotiations which emerge when ‘world...

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  • The Crisis of Positionality

    Professional Knowledge, Professional Lives

    The crisis of positionality for those committed to egalitarian public service arises from the repositionings that are...

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