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Pedagogies of Difference and Desire

Anna Wilson

Social media form an increasingly important aspect of the lives of professionals in many occupations, both as opportunities to acquire and exchange information and as places to find or create a supportive community. In much of the existing writing on professionals’ use of social media, there is a tendency to adopt either a position of risk avoidance or, alternatively, unbridled enthusiasm. This book adopts a different approach. More information (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020).

Researching a Posthuman World: Interviews with Digital Objects

Catherine Adams and Terrie Lynn Thompson

This book provides a practical approach for applying posthumanist insights to qualitative research inquiry. Adams and Thompson invite readers to embrace their inner – and outer – cyborg as they consider how today’s professional practices and everyday ways of being are increasingly intertwined with digital technologies. More information. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)


Reconceptualising Professional Learning: Sociomaterial knowledges, practices and responsibilities

Edited by Tara Fenwick & Monika Nerland

This book presents leading-edge perspectives and methodologies to address emerging issues of concern for professional learning in contemporary society. More information (Routledge, 2014)


Materialities, Textures and Pedagogies

Edited by Tara Fenwick & Paolo Landri

This book joins a developing tradition of ‘practice-based’ conceptions of learning, but with a special interest in foregrounding the materiality of educational processes. More information (Routledge, 2014)


Governing Knowledge: Comparison, Knowledge-Based Technologies and Expertise in the Regulation of Education

Edited by Tara Fenwick, Eric Mangez & Jenny Ozga

This volume focuses on a major and highly significant development in the governing of education across the globe: the use of knowledge-based technologies as key policy sources. More information (Routledge, 2013)


Professional Learning in Changing Contexts

Edited by Tara Fenwick, Monika Nerland & Karen Jensen

The knowledge and decisions of professionals influence all facets of modern life, a fact reflected by the increasing and distinct emphasis on public accountability for what professionals know and do. More information (Routledge, 2013)


The Transformation of Children’s Services: Examining and debating the complexities of inter/professional working

Edited by Joan Forbes & Cate Watson

Can we imagine different ways of working together to secure better outcomes for children and families? What are the complex issues that underlie the apparently simple call for ‘joined-up’ services? More information (Routledge, 2011)


Emerging Approaches to Educational Research: Tracing the Socio-Material

Tara Fenwick, Richard Edwards & Peter Sawchuk

The last fifteen years have seen much conceptual and methodological innovation in research on education and learning across the lifecourse, bringing both fresh insights and new dilemmas. More information (Routledge, 2011)


Knowledge Mobilization and Educational Research: Politics, languages and responsibilities

Edited by Tara Fenwick & Lesley Farrell

How can educational research have more impact? What processes of knowledge exchange are most effective for increasing the uses of research results? How can research-produced knowledge be better ‘mobilized’ among users such as practicing educators, policy makers, and the public communities? More information (Routledge, 2011)


Actor-Network Theory in Education

Tara Fenwick & Richard Edwards

Actor-Network Theory has enjoyed wide uptake in the social sciences in the past three decades, particularly in science and technology studies, and is increasingly attracting the attention of educational researchers. More information (Routledge 2010)


Educating the Global Workforce: Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers

Edited by Lesley Farrell & Tara Fenwick

This international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers. More information. (Routledge, 2007)