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    Inventions of Teaching: A Genealogy.Brent Davis - 2004 - L. Erlbaum Associates.
    Inventions of Teaching: A Genealogy is a powerful examination of current metaphors for and synonyms of teaching. It offers an account of the varied and conflicting influences and conceptual commitments that have contributed to contemporary vocabularies--and that are in some ways maintained by those vocabularies, in spite of inconsistencies and incompatibilities among popular terms. The concern that frames the book is how speakers of English invented (in the original sense of the word, "came upon") our current vocabularies for teaching. Conceptually, (...)
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    ‘If Things Were Simple...’: Complexity in Education.Brent Davis & Dennis Sumara - 2010 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (4):856-860.
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    Constructivist Discourses and the Field of Education: Problems and Possibilities.Brent Davis & Dennis Sumara - 2002 - Educational Theory 52 (4):409-428.
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    Complexity and Education: Vital Simultaneities.Brent Davis - 2008 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (1):50-65.
    This article explores the place of complexity science within education and educational research. The discussion begins with the suggestion that educational research has a history of adopting interpretive frames from other domains with little adaptation. Complexity science is argued to compel a different sort of positioning, one that requires accommodation and participation rather than unproblematized assimilation and application. The argument is developed by considering the following simultaneities in education research: knower and knowledge; transphenomenality; transdisciplinarity; interdiscursivity; descriptive and pragmatic insights; representation (...)
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