Enhancing educational influences in learning with a Living Educational Theory approach to pedagogical Action Research in Higher Education

Huxtable, Mary and Whitehead, Jack (2020) Enhancing educational influences in learning with a Living Educational Theory approach to pedagogical Action Research in Higher Education. Educational Action Research . pp. 1-18. Item availability may be restricted.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2020.1779771

Abstract

The last 20 years have seen a growing interest in researching
pedagogy in Higher Education with action researchers playing
a part in this growth. However, there are few studies that analyse
the educational influences in learning of the action researcher in
their own pedagogy in Higher Education. Hence the focus of this
paper on enhancing educational influences in learning with a Living
Theory approach to pedagogical Action Research in Higher
Education. This paper presents an analysis of such educational
influences. The analysis explains our educational influences in the
learning of students who have progressed from the springboard
provided by Action Research to recognising and valuing themselves
as knowledge creating researchers who are contributing to a global
knowledgebase. The analysis draws on data from supervising and
tutoring successfully completed masters and doctoral programmes
of professional development with teachers and other professional
educational-practitioners. The meanings of educational practice,
educational influences in learning, educational pedagogy and educational
research are clarified. In the discussion we show how
a Living Theory approach to pedagogical Action Research in
Higher Education enables students to engage in the highest levels
of learning, creating, and contributing knowledge with values that
carry hope for human flourishing.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Educational Action Research
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0965-0792
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 09:29
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 09:47
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5580

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