‘Multisensory Holistic Immersion’: A Method of Insider Inquiry Skills as a Threshold Concept

Anne Graham Cagney, David Coghlan

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    Abstract

    Insider inquiry involves being immersed in local situations and generating contextually embedded knowledge which emerges from direct experience. It requires a method that facilitates attending to observable data, envisaging possible explanations of that data and selecting as probable or certain the explanations which provide the best account for the data. This article describes how a method for engaging with insider inquiry in an undergraduate course, that transformed students’ thinking and learning beyond their disciplinary boundaries, emerged to be a threshold concept. It seeks to contribute to the field of workplace learning through the exploration of how insider inquiry might be taught as a threshold that is central to the transition from university to working life. Keywords: insider inquiry; threshold concepts; Bernard Lonergan; general empirical method.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Learning Development in Higher Education
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • insider inquiry; threshold concepts; Bernard Lonergan; general empirical method.

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