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Approaches to reflexivity: navigating educational and career pathways

Dyke, Martin, Johnston, Brenda and Fuller, Alison (2012) Approaches to reflexivity: navigating educational and career pathways British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33, (6), pp. 831-848. (doi:10.1080/01425692.2012.686895).

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This paper provides a critical appraisal of approaches to reflexivity in sociology. It uses data from social network research to argue that Archer’s approach to reflexivity provides a valuable lens with which to understand how people navigate their education and career pathways. The paper is also critical of Archer’s methodology and typology of reflexivity as ‘types’; it is argued that social network research suggests people reveal different approaches to reflexivity in different situations. It concurs with Archer that the concept reflexivity is central to our understanding of the relationships between agency, structure and social change.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 6 June 2012
Published date: 2012
Keywords: reflexivity, participation, education, career, social networks, decision-making
Organisations: Lifelong & Work-Related Learning


Local EPrints ID: 191957
ISSN: 0142-5692
PURE UUID: a20bd0fb-d645-443e-a655-facda209c8cc

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2011 13:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:34

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Author: Martin Dyke
Author: Brenda Johnston
Author: Alison Fuller

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