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[Xmca-l] Re: Literature review of first-person studies of apprenticeship

According to the definition here
a corpus is determined by measures of external validity (i.e.
representative of the field of inquiry).

Its not clear to me how that can be productively applied to situating one's
work/theory.  For conceptual distinctions it seems that the opposite is
more useful: to garner cases which exemplify useful differences.

I would have thought that something like a contemporary version of
"[psychological and] sociological paradigms" (e.g. Burrell & Morgan's
volume) applied to the field of "the personal and social situation of
apprenticeship" would be the order of the day.  Though I am guessing that
the work required to go through and grok something like that would not sit
well with many a contemporary PhD (given the assumption that CHAT studied
rigorously is a multi-year project).


On 18 November 2015 at 22:07, peter jones <h2cmng@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Tom
> I may be equally off-topic but could a corpus perspective provide some
> avenues....?
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>       From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu>
>  To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
>  Sent: Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 19:08
>  Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Literature review of first-person studies of
> apprenticeship
> http://methodenpool.uni-koeln.de/situierteslernen/Teaching%20As%20Learning.htm
> might be a start for more foundational work (including the references).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Tom Martin
> Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 1:59 PM
> To: xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Literature review of first-person studies of
> apprenticeship
> Dear all,
> Excuse me if this is question is a little off-topic, but knowing the
> interests of those reading XMCA, I thought that others might also benefit
> from this sort of thread.
> I'm doing a PhD in which I will become an apprentice to study learning in
> a community of practice/through LPP. There are quite a few other studies
> like this, the most obvious being those in Michael Coy's 1989 book
> 'Apprenticeship', along with Trevor Marchand's 'Minaret Building...'
> (2012), Eugene Cooper's 'Wood-carvers...' (1980), and others.
> My problem now is that it is difficult to conduct a complete review of
> studies like these because of the varied language that they use to describe
> themselves. For example, some describe themselves as ethnography, others as
> phenomenological inquiry; some describe apprenticeships, while others
> research very loose communities of skilled practitioners. No combination of
> search terms (I have tried "first-person", "apprenticeship",
> "experiential", "ethnography" etc in various combinations) results in
> convincingly comprehensive results - I am afraid I am missing large swathes
> of literature.
> My question is: Is anyone aware of recent edited collections of this type
> of work, or resources (database thesaurus terms, perhaps?) that would help
> in the search? I am also considering just 'crowd-sourcing' a list of
> publications, a strategy that might be of use to others if the list were
> made public.
> Curious to hear your thoughts,
> Tom
> —
> Tom Martin
> Doctoral Candidate
> Dept. of Education, Oxford University
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