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Trust and the social capital necessary for pedagogical reform

Campbell, James Kennedy 2008, Trust and the social capital necessary for pedagogical reform, in International Conference on Learning and Teaching : Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, TARC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Title Trust and the social capital necessary for pedagogical reform
Author(s) Campbell, James Kennedy
Conference name Tunku Abdul Rahman College. Conference (1st : 2008 : Putrajaya, Malaysia)
Conference location Putrajaya, Malaysia
Conference dates 4 - 5 August 2008
Title of proceedings International Conference on Learning and Teaching : Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Tunku Abdul Rahman College Conference
Publisher TARC
Place of publication Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Keyword(s) trust
social capital
educational reform
Summary Part of the program of educational reform and the change in pedagogy from rote top down instruction to group based and more creative forms of  pedagogy relies on teachers adequately engaging with accepting, and  trusting the reforms and the way subjectivity is reformulated in the  classroom. My essential argument is that if we want to know how Malaysian educational reform will work and what its chances of success are we must focus as much on the issue of trust as we do on pedagogy. The reasons for this are two fold. First, the success of pedagogical reform and the pick up of new forms of pedagogy in the classroom relies on forms of social interaction and aspects of social capital that are different from the types of relationships that characterize a traditional educational setting. Second, a failure to  understand the important social capital that is both a precursor to  pedagogical reform as well as an outcome of it is a failure to understand  both how pedagogical reform can work and what its implications are. If this thesis is correct then we need to focus our research agendas on an area  that is not as well researched. We need to look at the social capital  preconditions for effective teaching and in particular the issue of trust in our  teaching. This paper is an attempt to map out the theoretical issues that  need further elaboration through research.
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Language eng
Field of Research 160809 Sociology of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, TARC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018150

Document type: Conference Paper
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