David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Journal of Critical Realism 11 (3):296-323 (2012)
A number of authors from different theoretical perspectives have called for new interdisciplinary ways of considering learning within the higher education context. Peter Jarvis’s lifelong learning perspective offers a viable alternative, but lacks a strong theory of the person as self, agent and actor. In response I propose that Margaret Archer’s realist social theory has a particular utility for bridging ‘common dualisms’ as part of an interdisciplinary enquiry into higher education learning, and offers a strong theory of the person
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Margaret S. Archer (2007). Realism and the Problem of Agency. Journal of Critical Realism 5 (1).
Margaret S. Archer (2010). Routine, Reflexivity, and Realism. Sociological Theory 28 (3):272 - 303.
Margaret Scotford Archer (2000). Being Human: The Problem of Agency. Cambridge University Press.
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