Teaching politics after the practice turn

Darcy Leigh, Richard Freeman

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Abstract / Description of output

The ‘practice turn’ and its associated ontology, epistemology and methodology are now well-established in political research. In this paper, we identify and explore a corollary pedagogy. After outlining the principal components of practice theory, we compare case- and placement-based approaches to learning, designed to develop skills for use in practice. We introduce and describe our own rather different course, which we designed to develop an understanding of the nature of practice as such. We discuss its scope and dynamics, particularly with regards to power in the classroom, and identify broader opportunities and challenges for the development of practice-based pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-392
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Early online date11 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • case studies
  • learning
  • practice theory
  • teaching


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