‘Multisensory Holistic Immersion’: A Method of Insider Inquiry Skills as a Threshold Concept

Graham Cagney, Anne and Coghlan, David (2013) ‘Multisensory Holistic Immersion’: A Method of Insider Inquiry Skills as a Threshold Concept. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (5). ISSN 1759-667X

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Abstract

Insider inquiry involves being immersed in local situations and generating contextually embedded knowledge which emerges from direct experience. It requires a method that facilitates attending to observable data, envisaging possible explanations of that data and selecting as probable or certain the explanations which provide the best account for the data. This article describes how a method for engaging with insider inquiry in an undergraduate course, that transformed students’ thinking and learning beyond their disciplinary boundaries, emerged to be a threshold concept. It seeks to contribute to the field of workplace learning through the exploration of how insider inquiry might be taught as a threshold that is central to the transition from university to working life. Keywords: insider inquiry; threshold concepts; Bernard Lonergan; general empirical method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: insider inquiry; threshold concepts; Bernard Lonergan; general empirical method.
Departments or Groups: *NONE OF THESE*
Divisions: School of Education
Depositing User: Anne Graham
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 18:57
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/2900

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