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The article examines the non-technical factors which successfully lead to an integration of information and communications technology (ICT) into the curriculum. Drawing upon evidence gathered through the United Kingdom Education Departments' Superhighways Initiative, it argues that ICT represents a different and potentially transformative technology for(More)
The fundamental failing of modern economics, or at least of its dominant mainstream project, is not that it was unable successfully to predict the recent crisis but that it is ill-equipped to illuminate much that happens in the economy at any time. The latter is an assessment that I have advanced and defended on numerous occasions (e.g., Lawson, 1997,(More)
My purpose here is to describe and defend a programme in social ontology. It is a programme being carried though by a group of researchers in Cambridge. I start by defining some of my terms. Ontology The term ontology 2 derives from Greek, with " onto " meaning " being " , and " logos " usually interpreted as " science " ; so that ontology, as traditionally(More)
[T]he ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. 1 The three most substantial decisions to reduce Australia's trade barriers — in 1973, 1988 and 1991 — were made by Labor Governments. Labor's policy shift preceded(More)
The main factors associated with technology integration have been the subject of research for over a decade. However, the conditions which sustain technological developments have been less frequently investigated. This paper explores this issue in the context of the use of videoconferencing in schools in England. The research took a multiple case-study(More)
BACKGROUND Quality practice of consumer engagement is still in its infancy in many sectors of medical research. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) identified, early in its development, the opportunity to integrate evidence-driven consumer and community engagement into its operations. PROCESS SAHMRI partnered with Health(More)
Drawing on a decade of evaluation research into videoconferencing in English schools, this paper explores the relative lack of pedagogical innovation in the educational application of videoconferencing. Initial surveys on the frequency and patterns of use of videoconferencing provided baseline data for selected case studies involving in-depth interviews(More)