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    Gentle Riffs and Noises Off: Research Supervision Under the Spotlight.Anne Pirrie, Kari Manum & Saif Eddine Necib - 2020 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 54 (1):146-163.
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    Evidence-Based Practice in Education: The Best Medicine?Anne Pirrie - 2001 - British Journal of Educational Studies 49 (2):124-136.
    This paper explores the reasons why the notion of 'evidence-based' practice has gained prominence in educational research. The ascendancy of 'evidence-based' practice is attributed to a crisis of legitimation in educational research. The paper offers a critical exegesis of a systematic review conducted under the auspices of the Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) subgroup of the Cochrane Collaboration.
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    Searching for Excellence in Education: Knowledge, Virtue and Presence?James MacAllister, Gale Macleod & Anne Pirrie - 2013 - Ethics and Education 8 (2):153-165.
    This article addresses two main questions: what is excellence and should epistemic excellence be the main purpose of education? Though references to excellence have become increasingly frequent in the UK education policy, these questions are perhaps especially important in Scotland where the curriculum is explicitly for excellence. Following Hirst and Peters, it is hypothesised that if the term ‘education’ implies possession of a certain breadth of general knowledge and understanding, then the term ‘excellence’ may imply a deep grasp of a (...)
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    Taking Flight: Trust, Ethics and the Comfort of Strangers.Anne Pirrie, James MacAllister & Gale Macleod - 2012 - Ethics and Education 7 (1):33 - 44.
    This article explores the themes of trust and ethical conduct in social research, with particular attention to the trust that can develop between the members of a research team as well as between researchers and the researched. The authors draw upon a three-year empirical study of destinations and outcomes for young people excluded from alternative educational provision. They also make reference to a contemporary exposition of Aristotle's writing on friendship in order to explore two sets of relevant distinctions that have (...)
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    Untimely Meditations on the Disciplines of Education.Anne Pirrie & Donald Gillies - 2012 - British Journal of Educational Studies 60 (4):387-402.
    The aim of this article is to explore what the concept of interdisciplinarity can bring to our developing understanding of education as a field of enquiry. We shall draw upon some recent writing on the disciplines of education in order to explore the potentially negative consequences of the way in which the disciplines are institutionalised and territorialised. We also assign some prominence to a personal account of an eminent anthropologist's perambulations through a disciplinary landscape in order to put forward an (...)
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    ‘Supposing’: Reading Between the Lines: An Allegorical Account of Contemporary Debates on Literacy Acquisition.Anne Pirrie - 1999 - British Journal of Educational Studies 47 (4):348 - 363.
    Telling stories is a basic human activity. It enables us to organise, evaluate and transform what we see going on around us. It allows us to make sense of what is happening, to defy what is ephemeral in our experience. In short, it helps us to read the signs and between the lines. In the story that follows, we shall watch how Little Monster struggles with the apparently random and inexplicable and strives to make order out of chaos. He is (...)
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    Dancing in the Dark: A Survivor’s Guide to the University, Edited By Anne Pirrie, Nini Fang and Elizabeth O’Brien, Tilosophy Press, 2021, 64pp., GBP7.99 (Paperback), ISBN: 978-1-3999-0091-1. [REVIEW]Anne Pirrie, Nini Fang & Elizabeth O’Brien - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-3.
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    Icarus Falling: Re‐Imagining Educational Theory.Anne Pirrie - 2015 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 49 (4):525-538.
    This article offers a critique of the notion of ‘capacity building’ in educational theory. Are the intentions behind the latter enterprise as benign and altruistic as they first appear? How is the term ‘capacity building’ to be understood? The article presents a radical and daring alternative for re-invigorating educational research that foregrounds the ethical engagement of the researcher by exploring the expressive, cognitive and imaginative possibilities of language. Drawing on the Calvino's idea of the ‘lightness of thoughtfulness’, I suggest that (...)
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    ‘Supposing’: Reading Between the Lines: An Allegorical Account of Contemporary Debates on Literacy Acquisition.Anne Pirrie - 1999 - British Journal of Educational Studies 47 (4):348-363.
    Telling stories is a basic human activity. It enables us to organise, evaluate and transform what we see going on around us. It allows us to make sense of what is happening, to defy what is ephemeral in our experience. In short, it helps us to read the signs and between the lines. In the story that follows, we shall watch how Little Monster struggles with the apparently random and inexplicable and strives to make order out of chaos. He is (...)
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