Philip Clarkson

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Teaching decisions made ‘in the moment’ do not often allow for deliberate, well thought through actions by teachers. Sometimes we are conscious of the options that are available and we do make deliberate decisions. We may even be aware of the values impinging on our decision, but for many other aspects embedded in our teaching, deeper influences impact. They may never become conscious. Sometimes though, over time and with reflection, we do uncover the influences to which we are beholden. In this paper, I reflect on moments that for me were local, but in which were embedded the influences of the global although I was not always aware of this at the time. Through these moments, I comment and attempt to nuance ideas espoused by the authors in this issue.


School of Education

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