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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

  Chen, T-L., Liu, Y-L., Yueh, H-P. and Sheen, H-J. (2010) Identifying the Threshold Concept of Learning Nano-Science and Nano-Technology in Material Engineering by Curriculum Map,
International Journal of Technology and Engineering Education, 7 (3), 25-32:        [last accessed 17 November 2011]

  Park, E-J. and Light, G. (2010) Identifying a Potential Threshold Concept in Nanoscience and Technology: Engaging Theory in the Service of Practice,
in: Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning, Land, R., Meyer, J.H.F. and Baillie, C., (eds), Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 259-279,   [book details].

  Light, G., Swarat, S., Drane, D. and Park, E-J. (2008) Student understanding of ‘surface-area-to-volume ratio’ and its relationship to property change in the nano-science engineering context,
Research on Engineering Education Symposium (REES), Davos, Switzerland, January, 2008
[   last accessed 17 December 2009]

  Park, E-J., Light, G. and Mason, T. (2008) Identifying threshold concepts in learning nanoscience by using concept maps and students’ responses to an open-ended interview,
International Society of the Learning Sciences, 3, 109-110.


See also

  Thompson, R. and Twissell, A. (2018) Exploring goal orientation and philosophical identity: A reflection on two doctoral learning journeys and emerging research intentions ,
The Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching 9 (2), : Available online August 2018.           (last accessed: 22 August 2018)

  Szurmak, J. (2017) “I don’t want to go to Med School”: A narrative investigation of the relevance of pivotal moments in discipline selection by undergraduate science students,
The Western Conference on Science Education, Western University, Canada, 5-7 July 2017           (last accessed: 30 June 2017)

  Wisniewski, T. (2017) Role Redefinition As Autonomy Support: A Narrative Inquiry,
Master of Arts Thesis, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, October 2017           (last accessed: 31 October 2017)

  Donahue, C. (2016) Writing and Global Transfer Narratives: Situating the Knowledge Transformation Conversation,
Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer. Perspectives on Writing, Editors: Anson, Chris M., & Moore, Jessie L. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, USA, Chapter 4, pp 107-137           (last accessed: 14 July 2016)

  Gilmour, R. (2016) The Exodus in the Bible’s Teaching and Our Teaching of the Bible: Helping to Reconcile Faith and Critical Study of the Bible Through Threshold Concept Theory,
Journal of Adult Theological Education [Themed Issue on Theological Education and Threshold Concepts] 13 (2), 116-127.           (last accessed: 29 October 2016)

  Land, R. (2016) Learning on a Heroic Scale: Threshold Concepts, Hollywood, and the Greatest Story Ever Told,
Keynote Lecture, Sixth International Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Thresholds on the Edge, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15-17 June 2016:           (last accessed: 19 July 2016)

  Mudge, P. (2016) ‘Tell Me the Landscapes in Which You Live and I Will Tell You Who You Are’ ― Online Theology Students Crossing Thresholds in Religious Education and Spirituality Against an Australian Desert Context,
Journal of Adult Theological Education [Themed Issue on Theological Education and Threshold Concepts] 13 (2), 128―146.           (last accessed: 29 October 2016)

  Smith, A., Young, R. A. and Raeside-Elliot, F. (2015) Teaching Business Concepts Using Visual Narrative,
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (LearnxDesign) (volume 4), June 28 - 30, 2015 Chicago, IL, USA
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2642.5440
Publisher: Aalto University, ISBN: 978-952-60-0069-5           (last accessed: 1 August 2015)

  Spillane, S. (2015) The Failure of Whiteness in Art Education: A Personal Narrative Informed by Critical Race Theory,
Journal of Social Theory in Art Education 35, 57-68.           (last accessed: 3 September 2015)

  Williams, P. D. (2015) Story-Telling in Lectures: How a Narrative Pedagogy Can Create Meaning for Students in Large Group Settings,
A chapter in ‘Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching’, SensePublishers, Rotterdam, 2015, pages 189-207           (last accessed: 7 November 2015)

  Price, M. (2015) Narrative capital and youth practitioner professional identities,
Doctorate in Education (EdD) Thesis, School of Education, University of Brighton, 2015           (last accessed: 27 August 2015)

  McAllister, M. (2015) Connecting narrative with mental health learning through discussion and analysis of selected contemporary films,
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing: Available online, 14 MAY 2015, DOI: 10.1111/inm.12134.           (last accessed: 23 May 2015)

  Remes, A. (2013) Memory, Identity and the Supranational History Museum: The House of European History Creating a Place for Reflection and Debate or Constructing a European Master Narrative?,
Masters Thesis, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent           (last accessed: 4 January 2014)

  Owen, D., Font, C., Gimeno, L. and Pividori, C. (2012) Into the Engine Room: An Inter-University Literature-Teaching Project Focussing on Narrative,
Bellaterra Journal of Teaching & Learning Language & Literature 5 (4), 1-19.           (last accessed: 2 May 2013)

  McDiarmid, C. and Webster, E. (2010) Contingency and contested narrative: a threshold concept in legal education,
The Higher Education Academy UK Centre for Legal Education   last accessed 17 March 2011.

National Identity

See Identity: National Identity

National Student Survey (NSS)

  Robinson, L. and Sykes, A. (2013) Listening to Students’ Views on NSS Data for Quality Enhancement,
Health and Social Care Education: Available on-line, DOI: 10.11120/hsce.2013.00035:.           (last accessed: 19 December 2013)

Nettlesome Knowledge

Troublesomeness: Nettlesome Knowledge

Networked Learning

See Technology Enhanced Learning

Nonformal Education

  Rowe, N. (2016) Threshold Concept Theory and Nonformal Education: Community-Based Arts Learning in Palestine,
Educational Research for Social Change (ERSC) 5 (1), 94-106.           (last accessed: 28 May 2016)

Numeracy / Quantitative Literacy

See also

  Ryan, A-M. and Gass, S. E. (2017) Quantitative Reasoning: Exploring Troublesome Thresholds,
Discussions on University Science Teaching: Proceedings of the Western Conference on Science Education: Vol. 1 , Article 16           (last accessed: 29 January 2017)

  Scott Jones, J. and Goldring, J. E. (2017) Telling Stories, Landing Planes and Getting Them Moving ― a Holistic Approach to Developing Students’ Statistical Literacy,
Statistics Education Research Journal 16 (1), 102-119.           (last accessed: 29 June 2017)

  Frith, V. and Lloyd, P. (2016) Investigating Proportional Reasoning in a University Quantitative Literacy Course ,
Numeracy 9 (1), Article 3: DOI: 10.5038/1936-4660.9.1.3.           (last accessed: 18 January 2016)

  Frith, V. and Lloyd, P. (2014) Students’ difficulty with proportional reasoning in a university quantitative literacy course : Part 2 : HELTASA 2012 Special Section,
South African Journal of Higher Education 28 (3), 940-960.

  Quinnell, R., LeBard, R. and Thompson, R. (2014) Academic Numeracy: Challenging Thinking Dispositions to Enable Students to Enter and Cross the Liminal Space
Fourth Biennial Conference on Threshold Concepts: From personal practice to communities of practice, Trinity College, Dublin, 28-29 June 2012.
Full Paper in Threshold Concepts: From Personal Practice to Communities of Practice, Proceedings of the National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference [e-publication], Editors: Catherine O'Mahony, Avril Buchanan, Mary O'Rourke and Bettie Higgs, January 2014, NAIRTL, Ireland, ISBN: 978-1-906642-59-4, p 177.      [last accessed 28 January 2014]

  Frith, V. and Lloyd, P. (2013) Quantitative Literacy and Epistemological Access at University: Reflections on Using the Threshold Concept Framework for Research,
Mathematics Education and Society 7th International Conference, 2-7 April 2013, Cape Town, South Africa:           (last accessed: 27 March 2013)

  Lloyd, P. and Frith, V. (2013) Proportional reasoning as a threshold to numeracy at university: A framework for analysis,
Pythagoras, 34(2), Art. #234, 9 pages on-line:           (last accessed: 16 October 2013)

  Quinnell, R., Thompson, R. and LeBard, R. J. (2013) It’s not maths; it’s science: exploring thinking dispositions, learning thresholds and mindfulness in science learning,
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology: Available on-line to journal subscribers, June 2013, DOI:10.1080/0020739X.2013.800598.

  Galligan, L. (2010) Examining personal and contextual threshold concepts in academic numeracy,
Third Biennial Threshold Concepts Symposium; Exploring transformative dimensions of threshold concepts: The University of New South Wales in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1-2 July 2010

  Quinnell, R., Thompson, R., Micolich, A. and LeBard, R. (2010) Numeracy as an obstacle to learning for students entering the discipline domains of science and medicine,
Third Biennial Threshold Concepts Symposium; Exploring transformative dimensions of threshold concepts: The University of New South Wales in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1-2 July 2010

  Quinnell, R. and Thompson, R. (2010) Conceptual Intersections: Re-viewing academic numeracy in the tertiary education sector as a threshold concept,
in: Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning, Land, R., Meyer, J.H.F. and Baillie, C., (eds), Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 147-164,   [book details].

  Thornton, S., Galluzzo, G., Quinane, M. and Taylor, D. (2010) One on One Numeracy Intervention: A Pilot Project in Low SES Communities,
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA33), John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle, 3-7 July 2010, Editors: Len Sparrow, Barry Kissane, Chris Hurst, pp 555-562:    last accessed 16 September 2011.

  Thompson, R. (2008) Sexing up stats: dealing with numeracy issues and threshold concepts in an online medical statistics course,
The Association for Health Professional Education Annual Conference, ANZAME 2008, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 10-13 July 2008.
[   last accessed 21 July 2009]


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