Creating the learning space for insider inquiry: Threshold concepts in observing organisations.

Graham, Anne and Coghlan, David Creating the learning space for insider inquiry: Threshold concepts in observing organisations. In: 16th International Symposium, Improving Student Learning through the Curriculum, September 2008, University of Durham.

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the experience of creating an appropriate learning space for a threshold concept, namely insider inquiry. The paper defines a threshold concept, outlines pedagogic principles and describes learning activities that seek to enact these principles. The paper is based on an action research project which examines how an undergraduate business course was designed and delivered to enable final year students to learn ‘insider inquiry’ skills by focusing on both organisational dynamics (Coghlan & Rashford, 2006) and the students’ own cognitional operations. The paper is based upon experience of an established final year undergraduate course in a university in Ireland. The development of this paper draws upon output from “Embedding Threshold Concepts”, a project based at Staffordshire University concerned with the application of this approach to teaching and learning. Keywords: Space of Learning, Insider Inquiry, Threshold Concepts, Action Research

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Space of Learning, Insider Inquiry, Threshold Concepts, Action Research
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Depositing User: Anne Graham
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 19:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:27
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/2922

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