Formerly at the University of Stirling , David Needham has worked in both schools and further and higher education.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
A Case Study of Case Studies: Producing Real World Learning within the Business Classroom

Argues for a way of producing curriculum materials which itself constitutes a methodological contribution to the uses of case-study in research-based learning.

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The ‘Cogs of Cognition’: Developing a Model for Learners within a Business Classroom that Raises their Levels of Response

This paper discusses a hypothetical learning model developed for the context of business education. The purpose of this model is to support students as they develop their responses within the business studies curriculum in the UK.

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Uncovering the Truth Behind Vygotsky’s Cognitive Apprenticeship: Engaging Reflective Practitioners in the ‘Master-Apprentice’ Relationship

With a focus upon interpretations of Vygotsky’s work upon situated cognition, this paper explores the efficacy of the model when set against the question of how to improve forms of learning and teaching in particular settings. This paper summarises the findings from a small-scale research project which analyses current research as well as the reflective diaries of a group of experienced business studies teachers who discuss how they have each developed teaching pedagogies that enable them to the raise marginal levels of response of their students. Subsequent analysis exemplified through this paper helps us to understand the limitations of the Vygotsky model as well as the efficacy of learning and teaching techniques. The paper’s sting in the tail links cognitive processes to Heidegger’s technological enframing (Heidegger 1962,1977)!

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Breaking out from the Straitjacket: an Appreciation of the Art of Teaching in a Business Classroom within a Scientifically-Based Teaching Environment

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Teaching in Higher Education: Using Reflexivity to Construct a Comparative Analysis of Tutor Biographies between South Africa and the UK

This work focuses upon the reflexive self within 2 very different higher education settings.

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