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Title: 'Surprise Me!' The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of history education
Contributor(s): Clark, Jennifer (author); Nye, Adele  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1104231
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Abstract: In the current culture of regulation in higher education and, in turn, the history discipline, it is timely to problematize discipline standards in relation to student agency and creativity. This article argues that through the inclusion of a critical orientation and engaged pedagogy, historians have the opportunity to bring a more agentic dimension to the disciplinary conversation. Discipline standards privilege that arrogant historical moment in the higher education sector when certain skills development and knowledge creation becomes a hegemonic discourse. As a result, there is less emphasis on creativity, agency, and individual opportunities for the demonstration of the historical imagination at work. We need to ensure that the insights gained from teaching and learning practice and research are not lost in the rush to meet discipline standards through compliance.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(6), p. 656-668
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Oxon, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0013-1857
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
130103 Higher Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
390106 Geography education curriculum and pedagogy
390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280109 Expanding knowledge in education
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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