Higher education in further education in England: An actor-network ethnography

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97482
Title:
Higher education in further education in England: An actor-network ethnography
Authors:
Tummons, J. (Jonathan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Tummons, J. (2009) 'Higher education in further education in England: An actor-network ethnography', International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 1 (3), pp.55-69.
Publisher:
IGI Global
Journal:
International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97482
Additional Links:
http://old.igi-global.com/articles/details.asp?ID=35047
Abstract:
The provision of higher education courses within further education colleges in England poses particular questions for the researcher. This article argues that the complexities of the relationships between colleges where courses are run, and the universities that supply these courses, can be fruitfully explored using actor-network theory. This article provides an actor-network account of one teacher-training course as an example of the ways in which both people and text-based artefacts are coalesced and coordinated so that the course functions across institutional and spatial boundaries. Assessment has been chosen as a specific focus several reasons: it must be performed in certain ways and must conform to particular outcomes that are standardized across colleges; it is an established focus of research; and it is a focus of specific observable activities. The article concludes that assessment processes are regulated and ordered in complex ways for which actor-network theory provides an appropriate conceptual framework.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
higher education; further education; actor-network theory
ISSN:
1942-535X; 1942-5368
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/06/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 27/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorTummons, J. (Jonathan)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-27T13:29:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-27T13:29:59Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation: 1 (3): 55-69en
dc.identifier.issn1942-535X-
dc.identifier.issn1942-5368-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97482-
dc.description.abstractThe provision of higher education courses within further education colleges in England poses particular questions for the researcher. This article argues that the complexities of the relationships between colleges where courses are run, and the universities that supply these courses, can be fruitfully explored using actor-network theory. This article provides an actor-network account of one teacher-training course as an example of the ways in which both people and text-based artefacts are coalesced and coordinated so that the course functions across institutional and spatial boundaries. Assessment has been chosen as a specific focus several reasons: it must be performed in certain ways and must conform to particular outcomes that are standardized across colleges; it is an established focus of research; and it is a focus of specific observable activities. The article concludes that assessment processes are regulated and ordered in complex ways for which actor-network theory provides an appropriate conceptual framework.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIGI Globalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://old.igi-global.com/articles/details.asp?ID=35047en
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 24/06/2010]-
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectfurther educationen
dc.subjectactor-network theoryen
dc.titleHigher education in further education in England: An actor-network ethnographyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovationen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 27/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardTummons, J. (2009) 'Higher education in further education in England: An actor-network ethnography', International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 1 (3), pp.55-69.-
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