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case study

case study  

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A research method that engages in the close, detailed examination of a single example or phenomenon. In some instances, it may be a version of ideographic rather than nomothetic investigation—seeking ...
common sense

common sense  

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In early modern writing (e.g. Descartes) the faculty responsible for coordinating the deliveries of the different senses. In this meaning the objects of common sense are the ‘common sensibles’, i.e. ...
competence

competence  

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The ability to perform to a specified standard. The introduction of competence‐based vocational qualifications, which was signalled in the 1981 White Paper A New Training Initiative, brought with it ...
conversational currency

conversational currency  

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*Social and textual knowledge likely to be shared by many members of a culture which offers common ground for social conversations, in particular material drawn from the mass media, such as ‘*iconic’ ...
deficit model

deficit model  

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A perspective which attributes failures such as lack of achievement, learning, or success in gaining employment to a personal lack of effort or deficiency in the individual, rather than to failures ...
enthymeme

enthymeme  

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An argument in which one of the premises is not explicitly stated.
ethnomethodology

ethnomethodology  

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The study of common social knowledge, in particular as it concerns the understanding of others and the varieties of circumstance in which it can take place.
folk psychology

folk psychology  

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*Common-sense assumptions, principles, and beliefs within a culture on which people draw and to which they refer in seeking to account for aspects of behaviour encountered in everyday life or ...
Invention

Invention  

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Is one of the most prominent terms in the rhetorical vocabulary. Some rhetorics make rhetoric primarily a matter of invention; others disparage invention in the interests of truth. Rhetorics of ...
maieutic

maieutic  

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The Socratic method of questioning which is designed to elicit the learner's tacit knowledge. Learners are guided, by careful questioning, to come up with answers they had not consciously known they ...
metaphor

metaphor  

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and Latin from ...
open-ended question

open-ended question  

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A question that requires respondents to provide answers in their own words, rather than ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘don't know’. Such questions as Why…? What…? When…? are asked without providing answers from ...
persuasion

persuasion  

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1. An attempt to induce some change in an audience's attitudes or behaviour (see also elaboration likelihood model; Yale model). One of the major communicative functions: see persuasive function.2. A ...
social codes

social codes  

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(semiotics) Interpretive frameworks representing the world as it is understood within a culture or subculture. These are drawn upon in making sense not only of the world, but also of any ...
social knowledge

social knowledge  

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Understanding of reality and the world and cultural knowledge of social codes and situational contexts, including common sense, folk psychology, cultural literacy, and familiarity with social roles ...
Socratic method

Socratic method  

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The method of teaching in which the master imparts no information, but asks a sequence of questions, through answering which the pupil eventually comes to the desired knowledge. Socratic irony is the ...
textual knowledge

textual knowledge  

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Familiarity with a range of media, genres, and textual codes and conventions of form and content. Along with social knowledge, it is an essential resource for inferring the preferred meaning of texts ...
Topics

Topics  

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Linguistics
The term topics, which derives from a Greek word meaning “having to do with commonplaces,” was the title given to classical and medieval collections of generally accepted arguments or set ...

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