Creating the learning space for insider inquiry: Threshold concepts in observing organisations.

Anne Graham, David Coghlan

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Abstract

This paper reflects on the experience of creating an appropriate learning space for a threshold concept, namely insider inquiry. The paper defines a threshold concept, outlines pedagogic principles and describes learning activities that seek to enact these principles. The paper is based on an action research project which examines how an undergraduate business course was designed and delivered to enable final year students to learn ‘insider inquiry’ skills by focusing on both organisational dynamics (Coghlan & Rashford, 2006) and the students’ own cognitional operations. The paper is based upon experience of an established final year undergraduate course in a university in Ireland. The development of this paper draws upon output from “Embedding Threshold Concepts”, a project based at Staffordshire University concerned with the application of this approach to teaching and learning. Keywords: Space of Learning, Insider Inquiry, Threshold Concepts, Action Research
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Symposium, Improving Student Learning through the Curriculum - University of Durham, University of Durham
Duration: 01 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

Conference16th International Symposium, Improving Student Learning through the Curriculum
CityUniversity of Durham
Period01/01/2008 → …

Keywords

  • Space of Learning, Insider Inquiry, Threshold Concepts, Action Research

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