Myths in Education, Learning and Teaching by Marcus K. Harmes
Policies, Practices and Principles

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A myth empowers by providing a foundation story of a society, culture or civilization, bringing coherence and meaning to identity and underpinning custom. But 'myth' also carries darker meaning, suggesting ideas or practices that are fallacious or accepted uncritically.
This book engages with these possible understandings of myths and uses them to interrogate educational practice and theory in three main areas: online teaching; language teaching; and specific tertiary or university based issues. The focus is on exploring and defining myths across a wide range of contexts and educational sectors. It brings together a broad range of senior researchers and middle-career and early-career scholars from the United Kingdom, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
 

About Marcus K. Harmes

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Marcus K. Harmes is a Lecturer at the Open Access College at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His research spans fields in the humanities and educational practice, especially in tertiary pathways education.   Henk Huijser is a Senior Lecturer in Flexible Learning and Innovation at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Australia. His research includes learning and teaching in higher education, as well as media and cultural studies, and he has published widely in both fields.   Patrick Alan Danaher is Professor in Educational Research at the Toowoomba Campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor, in the School of Education and the Arts, Higher Education Division, CQUniversity, Australia.
 
Published February 3, 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. 234 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction