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Trouble and transformation in higher education: Identifying threshold concepts through faculty narratives about teaching writing

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dc.contributorChristopher Basgieren_US
dc.coverage.spatialAuburn Universityen_US
dc.creatorSimpson, Amber
dc.creatorBasgier, Christopher
dc.description.abstractThe theory of threshold concepts has given faculty a powerful way to name foundational, but difficult, disciplinary concepts. However, there is no methodological consensus about the best ways to identify them. In this article, we introduce a phenomenographically-derived narrative framework for identifying stages of threshold concept acquisition. We developed this framework through a study of faculty's conceptions of the teaching of writing situated within the normal course of disciplinary education across fields. Because of this focus, our framework has immediate application for anyone who wants to understand faculty members’ thinking about the teaching of writing and help them acquire conceptions that support good pedagogy. More broadly, disciplinary faculty and researchers across higher education can use our narrative framework to identify their own or students’ stages of threshold acquisition in a range of disciplines, and so adjust curricula accordingly.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofStudies in Higher Educationen_US
dc.rightsThis is an Author’s Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Higher Education, 2019, available online at the Taylor & Francis Ltd web site:
dc.subjectWriting in the Disciplines (WID)en_US
dc.subjectFaculty Developmenten_US
dc.subjectHigh Impact Practicesen_US
dc.titleTrouble and transformation in higher education: Identifying threshold concepts through faculty narratives about teaching writingen_US
dc.type.genreJournal Article, Academic Journalen_US
dc.locationLondon, Englanden_US

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