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Researching Thinking Skills Strategies in a Primary School: challenging technical-rationalist orthodoxies of learning?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gail Edwards


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Author(s): Edwards G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Educational Action Research

Year: 2005

Volume: 13

Issue: 2

Pages: 213-235

ISSN (print): 0965-0792

ISSN (electronic): 1747-5074

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09650790500200285

Notes: This paper offers an account of a collaborative action research study which set out to explore the impact of a thinking skills pedagogy upon a sample of primary school children's learning and beliefs about learning. The discussion is grounded in the philosophical theory of action research and learning, and explores the extent to which a philosophical schism creates a tension and impedes transformation in education; this schism is discussed in relation to constructivist and sociocultural views of learning.


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