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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


Research Seminar: Teaching undergraduate students as researchers and the relationship to powerful knowledge

15th November 2017, 13:00 to 14:00, School of Education ED 134, Professor Tony Harland, Otago University, New Zealand

I examine the concept of ‘powerful knowledge’ for higher education in the context of teaching undergraduate students as researchers. The key to attaining powerful knowledge is ‘epistemic access’ to the discipline and powerful knowledge is both an outcome and part of the process of education. A model is presented in which there is the possibility of powerful action after graduation that questions the limits of a lecturer’s responsibility. Powerful knowledge may be a more appropriate objective for learning in universities and could replace the over-specified lists of skills and attributes currently in vogue.

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