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About the SeriesThe SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.Key Concepts in Education provides students with over 100 essential themes, topics and expressions that Education students are likely to encounter, both during their courses and beyond in professional practice. Co-authored to draw on experiences of working within academia, local authorities and the classroom, the entries provide:a definition of the concepta description of the historical and practical contextan explanation of how the concept is appliedan evaluation of the concepthelpful references and suggested further readingThis book will be essential reading for students of Education, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers. About the AuthorsFred Inglis is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield. Lesley Aers is a senior member of a local authority school improvement service and an Ofsted inspector. Both authors are former schoolteachers.  


Tekiné is Greek for the application of a particular skill in the practising of a craft. In the practice of a craft, the craftsman is directing applicable skills towards a specific end already known and envisaged. In the making of a work of art, on the other hand, the artist will only know what he or she has made when it is (near enough) finished. It will be more like a discovery than a completion. The philosopher R. G. Collingwood wrote that ‘True expression is an activity for which there can be no technique’, the point of a technique being that it enables someone precisely to repeat what has been done before.

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