Author: Sonia Pieczenko

SYMPOSIUM: The reach, the scope and the possibility for student-engagement

This symposium aims to elaborate on three aspects of student-engagement/student-as-partners agendas. Within a globalised, neo-liberal economy education itself has become subject to market-forces, leaving students as being perceived and perceiving themselves as ‘customers’. By developing three perspectives we aim to...

Is it all about the marks?

We report about a single-case study (n=296) with data collected from one hybrid FE/HE provider. We assessed undergraduate students in terms of their attainment, achievement and in relation to individual differences as displayed by individually assessed resilience level. Although some...

The Art of Education or the Science of Education?

This paper focuses upon the possibility and limitation of an Educational Neuroscience (ENS) or Mind-Brain Education (MBE) in a general way. Both approaches seem to nurture the hope that educational efforts in general could be provided with a scientific foundation....

Learning about ‘Life’ or valuing ‘Life’?

This paper focuses upon the education of future care professionals. The current ‘standard-approach’ to teaching practice entails that educational success is assessed following the paradigm of methodological behaviourism. Our aim was to explore as to whether this approach, with its...

Learning about 'Life' or valuing 'Life'

This paper focuses on the education of future care-professionals. The current ‘standard-approach’ to teaching-practice entails that educational success is assessed following the paradigm of methodological behaviourism (Bernstein’s visual pedagogy). Our aim was to explore as to whether this approach, with...