2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336085
Title:
Different ways of knowing
Authors:
Mannix, Valerie
Abstract:
This paper focuses on the concept and characteristic elements of motivational self systems, life-wide learning and the vital importance thereof for educators in regard to the facilitation of learners in becoming 'co-creators of knowledge'. In more recent times students have wanted a more active role in regard to knowledge creation in the undergraduate classroom (Mannix, 2008). In this paper, it is advocated that engaging with the knowledge, interests and life situations of learners contributes not only to a collaborative teaching/learning process, but also facilitates learners in the reconstruction of how they perceive knowledge and of their own identities (possible and ideal selves). Furthermore, it is viewed that the further and deeper students are willing to think and draw on their knowledge and own experiences (different learning spaces in which students reside), the more creative and metacognitive they can become. Educational goals of collaboration and empowerment of learners stand in contrast to teaching approaches placing more emphasis on behavioural control. These approaches place importance on the attainment only of specified learning outcomes. Focusing education reform effort on high academic standards does have its merits, but this approach often puts content, curriculum, and assessment, not students, at the centre.
Affiliation:
Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
Citation:
Mannix, V. (2012) 'Different ways of knowing', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.33-38.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/336085
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/different-ways-of-knowing
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 2; Issue 3
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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dc.contributor.authorMannix, Valerieen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-25T13:08:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-25T13:08:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.citationMannix, V. (2012) 'Different ways of knowing', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 2 (3), pp.33-38.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/336085-
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the concept and characteristic elements of motivational self systems, life-wide learning and the vital importance thereof for educators in regard to the facilitation of learners in becoming 'co-creators of knowledge'. In more recent times students have wanted a more active role in regard to knowledge creation in the undergraduate classroom (Mannix, 2008). In this paper, it is advocated that engaging with the knowledge, interests and life situations of learners contributes not only to a collaborative teaching/learning process, but also facilitates learners in the reconstruction of how they perceive knowledge and of their own identities (possible and ideal selves). Furthermore, it is viewed that the further and deeper students are willing to think and draw on their knowledge and own experiences (different learning spaces in which students reside), the more creative and metacognitive they can become. Educational goals of collaboration and empowerment of learners stand in contrast to teaching approaches placing more emphasis on behavioural control. These approaches place importance on the attainment only of specified learning outcomes. Focusing education reform effort on high academic standards does have its merits, but this approach often puts content, curriculum, and assessment, not students, at the centre.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 2en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 3en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/journal-of-pedagogic-development-volume-2-issue-3/different-ways-of-knowingen
dc.subjectpossible and ideal selvesen
dc.subjectlifewide learningen
dc.subjectco-creation of knowledgeen
dc.subjectskillsen
dc.subjectqualitiesen
dc.subjectdispositionsen
dc.titleDifferent ways of knowingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWaterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Irelanden
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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