In and beyond the classroom : research ethics and participatory pedagogies

Askins, Kye (2008) In and beyond the classroom : research ethics and participatory pedagogies. Area. ISSN 00040894

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00827.x

Abstract

In this paper I want to talk about the use of participatory approaches to 'teaching', drawing on my own efforts to explore research ethics with undergraduate students. I first critically address what we 'teach' regarding ethics in geography, given that 'codes of ethics' and 'good research practice' are both highly contested entities. Secondly, echoing Valentine's (2005 Progress in Human Geography 29 483–7) belief that students need the skills to 'navigate their own ethical maps', I argue that there is a need to interrogate how we may enable such skills. Engaging with debates about 'border geographies' and situated knowledges, and emphasising that any ethics 'teaching' should incorporate students' everyday practices and relationships in and beyond the academy, I suggest that a participatory approach to 'teaching' encourages students to practically engage with ethics as social relations – while usefully deconstructing perceived boundaries between spaces of learning and spaces of research.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2009 13:53
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2200

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