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Knowledge In Motion : Space, Time And Curriculum In Undergraduate Physics And Management - Jan Nespor

Knowledge In Motion

Space, Time And Curriculum In Undergraduate Physics And Management

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1994
ISBN: 9780750702706
Number Of Pages: 166

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Using an analysis of learning by a case study comparison of two undergraduate courses at a United States University, Nespor examines the way in which education and power merge in physics and management. Through this study of politics and practices of knowledge, he explains how students, once accepted on these courses, are facilitated on a path to power; physics and management being core disciplines in modern society. Taking strands from constructivist psychology, post-modern geography, actor-network theory and feminist sociology, this book develops a theoretical language for analysing the production and use of knowledge. He puts forward the idea that learning, usually viewed as a process of individual minds and groups in face-to-face interaction, is actually a process of activities organised across space and time and how organisations of space and time are produced in social practice.; Within this context educational courses are viewed as networks of a larger whole, and individual courses are points in the network which link a wider relationship by way of texts, tasks and social practices intersecting with them. The book shows how students enrolled on such courses automatically become part of a network of power and knowledge.

Knowledge in Space and Time
Producing Material Space-Time and Constructing Students in Physics
Connecting Students to Practice - Mobilization in Physics
Constructing and Isolating Academic Space in Management
Mobilizing Bodies For Management
Knowledge In Motion
The Place of the Major
Making Knowledge about Knowledge in Motion
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ISBN: 9780750702706
ISBN-10: 0750702702
Series: Knowledge, the Identity and School Life, Vol 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 31st October 1994
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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