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Bob Dylan: ‘A Scholar (and Lyricist) of SoTL’

Gossman, Peter (2014) Bob Dylan: ‘A Scholar (and Lyricist) of SoTL’. In: ICED 2014: Educational Development in a Changing World, 16-18 June 2014, Stockholm.

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This article takes lyrics that reference concepts in education from Bob Dylan’s song canon to provoke thought about the nature and role of teaching and learning. The article subdivides a range of topics according to word occurrence in lyrics; information, knowledge, understanding, skills, teachers and teaching, learning, school & schooling, university & research and questions & answers. For example in relation to both schooling and skills Dylan, in Lonesome Day Blues, says “My captain, he's decorated - he's well schooled and he's skilled.” The use suggests a positive outcome from schooling in terms of skills development. What is suggested here is a way to use Dylan’s provocation to engage educators into considering the practice of their profession and the construction of their conception of teaching.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Bob Dylan, education, nature of learning and teaching, skills development,
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Peter Gossman
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 13:53
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:20

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