Gordon Reddiford's research while affiliated with University of Bristol and other places

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The claim that students should determine their own curricula is examined. If granted, primacy would be given to the autonomy and self‐ascribed interests of the students. The case for student autonomy is discussed in the context of the theory of philosophical anarchism. The anarchist dichotomy of autonomy and authority is criticised. A brief examina...

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... 14 But I strongly suspect the "C-student" still learned more in class and had a more empowering experience, and thus the impact of the average grade may be less important than other lessons learned. 15 Reddiford (1993) claims that an [individualist] anarchist priority in the classroom or curriculum ought to be autonomy; while not unimportant, this prioritizes individual action over collective creativity and collaboration. 16 Rancourt (2007) describes how his students came "on board" to his project of "academic squa ing" a physics course (and then treating it as an activism course). ...