Teachers’ design knowledge, epistemic fluency and reflections on students’ experiences

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Author: Goodyear, Peter; Markauskaite, Lina


This paper presents a novel line of research into university teachers’ thinking about some of the design-like aspects of teaching. The research investigates teachers’ talk about educational design issues and about how they integrate different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing when they are reflecting on their teaching experiences and making decisions about how to improve their teaching. We use the term ‘epistemic fluency’ to describe the abilities, predispositions and practices involved in combining multiple ways of knowing. We argue that epistemic fluency can be observed in many...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Higher education; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: University; Interview; Teachers

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: HERDSA, 2009

Physical description: 10 p.

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Conference number: 32nd

Date: 2009

Place: Darwin, Northern Territory

Statement of responsibility: Peter Goodyear, Lina Markauskaite

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 97.411

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