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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Inaugural Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference: TCs in Action [iii]

Hodges' model is keyword or concept-based and so ideas, research with 'concept' in the title are a trigger for my attention, hence conceptual spaces, threshold concepts.

It sounds like the study and development of concept-based curricula would be a natural link, perhaps a question for a future conference?


The above comment was influenced by the title for next year's event:

Biennial Threshold Concepts 2020

"Threshold Concepts in the Moment"

University College London (UCL – London, UK). 8-10 July 2020


#UoDthresholdconcepts2019 prompted me to think about when a threshold is not a threshold but a liminal opportunity. Especially, when practitioners, learners and theoreticians look at concepts, new, or known in their own discipline but applied in other ways.

Perhaps, Hodges' model alludes to this with the distinct care (knowledge) domains. In each domain concepts are tainted in a certain way. Being sensitive to this and the effects of context is learning.


Brussow, J. A., Roberts, K., Scaruto, M., Sommer, S., & Mills, C. (2019). Concept-Based Curricula: A National Study of Critical Concepts. Nurse educator, 44(1), 15–19. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000515

Sportsman, S., Pleasant, T. (2017) Concept-Based Curricula: State of the Innovation,
Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12, 3, 195-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2017.03.001.


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Inaugural Scottish Threshold Concepts Conference: TCs in Action [i]