Self-Xplanatory?

June 7, 2002

The Diary has received a late entry for the Pseud's Corner of The THES . The centre for educational research at Canterbury Christ Church University College is leading a project to look at good practice in supporting students with social understanding and communication difficulties. While The Diary applauds the intent, the language in which it is expressed seems somewhat suspect.

The project has picked the moniker Xplanatory because "it merges ideas of Exploration, Explanation and Evaluation with the notion of a laboratory or observatory for testing and contesting ideas, values and theory. Exploration also implies extending rather than constraining debate."

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