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Teaching as a ‘fling’ career

Posted on 8 December 2019 by Kevin Smith

“They’re turning teaching into a fling career.” — K. G., class discussion, 12 Feb., 2019 Last spring, in the Foundations of Schooling course I teach for pre-service teachers at my college, my students and I were discussing an article recounting the changing demographic of the US teaching force toward younger teachers with less experience. In
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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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