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Actor-network theory and online university teaching : translation versus diffusion

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Christopher BigumChristopher Bigum
The stories we tell each other about change and innovation in education are important. Much of the research literature concerned with change and innovation in education as in other fields has been strongly informed and influenced by the tenets of diffusion theory. This paper describes an alternative approach to the study of educational innovation and change which is hased on a sociology of translation or actor-network theory (ANT). ANT rejects cause and effect or factor-based accounts of change and focuses on understanding how alliances and associations of people and things are made, strengthened and weakened.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Knight BA; Rowan L

Parent Title

Researching futures oriented pedagogy

Start Page

7

End Page

22

Number of Pages

16

ISBN-10

1876682183

Publisher

Post Pressed

Place of Publication

Flaxton, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Number of Chapters

10

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