Practice theory and education : Diversity and contestation

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Grootenboer, Peter, Edwards-Groves, Christine and Choy, Sarojni. (2017). Practice theory and education : Diversity and contestation. In In Grootenboer, Peter, Edwards-Groves, Christine and Choy, Sarojni (Ed.). Practice theory perspectives on pedagogy and education : Praxis, diversity and contestation pp. 1-21 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3130-4_1
AuthorsGrootenboer, Peter, Edwards-Groves, Christine and Choy, Sarojni
EditorsGrootenboer, Peter, Edwards-Groves, Christine and Choy, Sarojni
Abstract

There has emerged, since the turn of the century or so, a cohesive body of work centred on theorising education as practice. These practice theories come from a range of theoretical and philosophical traditions, but collectively they draw attention to the sociality of practices, and the ontological nature of practice. A ‘practice turn’ also emphasises the ‘happingness’ of education and the need to consider teaching and learning as they unfold in particular sites within local conditions. In this chapter we provide an overview of practice theory in relation to education, and outline how these theories can provide a critical perspective of education across a range of settings and systems. We also provide an argument and illustration of how developing a communicative space is foundational to developing educational practices under diverse and contested practice arrangements .

Keywordseducation practice; public sphere; communicative space; actor network theory; practice theory
Page range1-21
Year2017
Book titlePractice theory perspectives on pedagogy and education : Praxis, diversity and contestation
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationSingapore, Singapore
ISBN9789811031281
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3130-4_1
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