Monthly Archives: January 2016

English: What is its knowledge?

This is where I placed English on the axes: Substantive Knowledge This one really threw me.  What even is ‘English as a discipline’?  The only way I could think to interpret it was as English literature… but this isn’t the … Continue reading


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History: What is its knowledge?

Thanks to Michael Fordham for his help with this one. Here’s where I placed history: Substantive Knowledge It’s knowledge of the past.  It’s knowing that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066.  It’s knowing where it took place, who … Continue reading

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Science: What is its knowledge?

This post follows on from the previous two, starting here. This is where I placed science on my axes. Substantive Knowledge It’s Newton’s Three Laws.  It’s knowing the composition of animal and plant cells.  It’s knowing the structure of an … Continue reading

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