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The concept smacks of magic: fighting familiarity today

Delamont, Sara, Atkinson, Paul Anthony and Pugsley, Lesley A. 2010. The concept smacks of magic: fighting familiarity today. Teaching and Teacher Education 26 (1) , pp. 3-10. 10.1016/j.tate.2009.09.002

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Good educational ethnography whether done by sociologists or anthropologists, makes the familiar strange. The history of that proposition is outlined, and five strategies available to all ethnographers focused on teaching and learning, whether sociologists or anthropologists of education or not, are outlined. The vital importance of the working hypothesis is emphasised. Key concepts from Lave and Wenger are criticised and compared to the long history of calls to make the familiar strange.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnography; Familiarity; Unfamiliarity; Working hypothesis; Foreshadowed problem; Legitimate peripheral participation
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0742-051X
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 01:24

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