Threshold concepts within the disciplines

Ray Land (Editor), Jan H.F. Meyer, Janice Smith (Editor)

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    Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines brings together leading writers from various disciplines and national contexts in an important and readable volume for all those concerned with teaching and learning in higher education. The foundational principle of threshold concepts is that there are, in each discipline, 'conceptual gateways' or 'portals' that must be negotiated to arrive at important new understandings. In crossing the portal, transformation occurs, both in knowledge and subjectivity. Such transformation involves troublesome knowledge, a key concern for contributors to this book, who identify threshold concepts in their own fields and suggest how to deal with them.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages364
    ISBN (Print)978-90-8790-267-4
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2008


    • teaching
    • learning
    • teaching in higher education


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