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Education, Educational Research

Aphorisms & Axioms: Finding Purpose in Teaching.

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Kevin Smith

One of Nietzsche’s aphorisms states “If you have your why for life, you can get by with almost any how.” An aphorism is a “pithy observation which contains a general truth.” For Nietzsche, aphorisms (unlike axioms), provide the potential for meaning-making in a short and succinct form. Nietzsche held the key motivation in life was
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A Pedagogy of Place

Posted on 5 July 2019 by Kevin Smith

Relph (1976), Tuan (1974) and Buttimer (1976) developed “humanistic” approaches for understanding place organised around “human experience.” In other words, how does our experience of place contribute to our construction of it? Understanding place seems straightforward, but in incorporating a “humanistic” perspective, place emerges as a complex and sophisticated concept. This is illustrated well by Kissling (2012), who writes “place is landed
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800 Words or less…

Posted on 18 June 2019 by Kevin Smith

Croeso!/Welcome! In this blog, I’ll be sharing ideas on educational research, pedagogy, curriculum, and all-things education – in 800 words or less! Well, that’s the goal anyway. The posts are intentionally brief. I’m hoping they’ll serve as bite-sized chunks of information that will give people interested in education new things to think about and discuss.
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