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Dyslexic identities – two recent papers

Two very recent research papers –  summarized here in bullet point format, but both relating to dyslexic identities which is a core component of my research. Henderson, P., 2015, Are there delays in reporting dyslexia in university learners? Experiences of university learning support staff, Journal of Further and Higher Education, pending publication; Thompson, C., Bacon, A,M., Auburn, […]

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Academic agency

Zimmerman, B.J., 1995, Self-efficacy and educational development. In: Bandura, A. Self efficacy in changing societies, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. By accessing this paper by Zimmerman, my understanding of the position of self-efficacy in the discourse of this research project has been enhanced but it has also caused me to reflect and consider re-labelling this complete research […]

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Neurodiversity and dyslexia

Cooper, R., 2015, Neurodiversity and dyslexia: challenging the social construction of specific learning difficulties. Available at: http://outsidersoftware.co.uk/research-and-links/docs/, Accessed on: 03 May 2015. An astonishingly interesting paper from Cooper that adds weight to Cavanagh’s (2013) thesis that it is the learning curriculum that needs to be fixed rather than dyslexic learners by arguing that it is […]

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More on calibration: further commentary on Klassen’s paper

Klassen, R., 2002, A question of calibration: A review of the self-efficacy beliefs of students with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Quarterly, 25(2) pp. 88-102. Commentary Part 2 – on self-efficacy: Klassen provides an overview of the underpinning ideas on self-efficacy beliefs but is particularly reminding us that according to Bandura (1995), these are context specific evaluations […]

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Calibration = Confidence? Is this academic equivalency?

Klassen, R., 2002, A question of calibration: A review of the self-efficacy beliefs of students with learning disabilities, Learning Disability Quarterly, 25(2) pp. 88-102. Commentary: Part 1 This latest reading has been the paper by Klassen (2002) where the idea of ‘calibration’ is introduced in the context of self-efficacy beliefs and in particular referring to […]

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‘Measuring confidence in academic study: exploring what this means’

Measuring confidence in academic study: Commenting on the emergence of the term: ‘academic confidence’. Sander, P., Sanders, L. 2003 Measuring confidence in academic study: a summary report. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology and Psychopedagogy 1(1) 1-17: What are the roots of this research? Sanders & Sanders (2003) appeared to be the earliest researchers […]

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