A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium).

Graeme Nixon, Yvonne Anne Neilson Dewhurst, Donald S Gray, Laura Colucci-Gray, Lindsay MacDougall, Sandra Nicol

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This article is based on the emergence of a small research group and its journey
to enhance scholarly activity within a new school of education. While exploring a research‐orientated learning project to determine what makes a beneficial school experience, the group comprising seven academics developed a way of working collaboratively. Narrative enquiry and hermeneutic analysis were used to develop descriptions and interpretations of the phenomenon from the perspective of the participants who in themselves were the researchers and also the researchers of the research process. Drawing on actor‐network theory to explore the network of relationships, the pattern that emerged closely followed that described by Michel Callon in his study of the scallops of St Brieuc Bay. The analysis is presented and discussed to help understand the processes that contribute favourably to research capacity building in an academic institution.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2007
EventScottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007 - Perth, Perth, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 200716 Nov 2007
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ConferenceScottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPerth
Period14/11/0716/11/07
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Nixon, G., Dewhurst, Y. A. N., Gray, D. S., Colucci-Gray, L., MacDougall, L., & Nicol, S. (2007). A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium).. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007, Perth, United Kingdom.

A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium). / Nixon, Graeme; Dewhurst, Yvonne Anne Neilson; Gray, Donald S; Colucci-Gray, Laura; MacDougall, Lindsay; Nicol, Sandra.

2007. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007, Perth, United Kingdom.

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Nixon, G, Dewhurst, YAN, Gray, DS, Colucci-Gray, L, MacDougall, L & Nicol, S 2007, 'A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium).' Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007, Perth, United Kingdom, 14/11/07 - 16/11/07, .
Nixon G, Dewhurst YAN, Gray DS, Colucci-Gray L, MacDougall L, Nicol S. A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium).. 2007. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007, Perth, United Kingdom.
Nixon, Graeme ; Dewhurst, Yvonne Anne Neilson ; Gray, Donald S ; Colucci-Gray, Laura ; MacDougall, Lindsay ; Nicol, Sandra. / A conceptual background to the use of Actor Network Theory as a lens by which to analyse School Experience (as part of Scottish Teachers for a New Era symposium). Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2007, Perth, United Kingdom.
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