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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Ray Land

Land, R. (2016). Toil and Trouble: Threshold Concepts as a Pedagogy of Uncertainty. In Threshold Concepts in Practice. Land, R., Meyer, J.H.F. & Flanagan, M.T. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. 11-24.

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A powerful discursive shift has occurred within higher education globally over the last three decades in which higher education teaching is rendered as the facilitation of ‘the student learning experience’, and as a primarily economic rather than educational transaction (Apple, 2000).