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Against standardised experience: leaving our marks on the palimpsests of disciplinary knowledge

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Against standardised experience : leaving our marks on the palimpsests of disciplinary knowledge. / McArthur, Jan.

In: Teaching in Higher Education, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2012, p. 485-496.

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McArthur, Jan. / Against standardised experience : leaving our marks on the palimpsests of disciplinary knowledge. In: Teaching in Higher Education. 2012 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 485-496.

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