New theory... new practices?

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This paper presents research which uses the methodological framework of Personal Construct Theory (Kelly, 1955) to investigate Adult Learning tutors’ thinking in a context in which national policy has explicitly redefined
practice within the new theoretical paradigm of literacies as social practices. The data, gathered through reflective activities on a teacher education programme, suggests a slippery relationship between the espoused theory of policy and the implicit theories in use in practice. I begin to explore one way of reading
dissonances in the data using post modern theories; I propose that the ‘social practice model’ of literacies education may be read as a ‘text’ in which practitioners are making meaning of new theory in a construal process which is highly discursive and power-laden. In conclusion, I consider some possible implications of this perspective for teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA)
EditorsSusan M Brigham, Donovan Plumb
PublisherCASAE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print) 978-1-895306-65-1
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2010
EventConnected Understanding: Linkages between Theory and Practice in Adult Education Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 29 May 20101 Jun 2010

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ConferenceConnected Understanding: Linkages between Theory and Practice in Adult Education Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period29/05/101/06/10

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Ackland, A. (2010). New theory... new practices? In S. M. Brigham, & D. Plumb (Eds.), Connected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education: Proceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA) (pp. 1-6). CASAE.

New theory... new practices? / Ackland, Aileen.

Connected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education: Proceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA) . ed. / Susan M Brigham; Donovan Plumb. CASAE, 2010. p. 1-6.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ackland, A 2010, New theory... new practices? in SM Brigham & D Plumb (eds), Connected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education: Proceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA) . CASAE, pp. 1-6, Connected Understanding: Linkages between Theory and Practice in Adult Education Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education , Montreal, Canada, 29/05/10.
Ackland A. New theory... new practices? In Brigham SM, Plumb D, editors, Connected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education: Proceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA) . CASAE. 2010. p. 1-6
Ackland, Aileen. / New theory... new practices?. Connected Understanding: Linkages Between Theory and Practice in Adult Education: Proceedings of the 29th National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) / L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA) . editor / Susan M Brigham ; Donovan Plumb. CASAE, 2010. pp. 1-6
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