Search results for: Educational research
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This article examines how teacher educators exercise professional agency in negotiating their teacher and researcher identities. This paper also examines how professional agency is manifested in their local work contexts at individual level, at work-community level and at organisational levels. The study is based on a sociocultural approach, and it seeks to conceptualise the interplay between individual actors and the social context. The main finding was that that teacher educators manifested a strong sense of agency when describing their work as teachers. However, the construction of their researcher identity was subjugated, complex and characterised by a lack of resources. The accounts reflected a lack of agency, with minor resources for identity construction or for working as a researcher.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2013
This article considers the theme: how to take what we know from research and put it to effective policy and practice use. The author highlights her own model of change, which she refers to as the Model of Generative Change, and explains the stages or phases of generativity that can be experienced in the research lives of education researchers.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2013
In this article, the authors review the basic features of Design-based research (DBR). The authors describe the trends toward increasing its use, and highlight and analyze the most cited articles that focus on DBR in education. The authors conclude that DBR is being utilized increasingly in educational contexts and especially those in the United States. It seems to be especially attractive for use in K–12 contexts and with technological interventions. The increasing number of studies reported suggests that researchers and graduate students are finding ways to meet the time demands of multiple iteration studies.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
This article describes transformation of the organisation of teacher training in France. The transformation of training and recruitment of teachers results from distinct reforms concerning three interrelated aspects of the organisation of teacher training: the setting of the entrance requirement to the profession at the level of a university Master’s degree (Masterisation of teacher training), the change in the recruitment process, and the integration of teacher training colleges (IUFM) into the universities.
Updated: Aug. 06, 2013
Is Action Research a Contradiction in Terms? Do Communities of Practice Mean the End of Educational Research as We Know It? Some Remarks Based on One Recent Example of Religious Education Research
The author considers the claim that the nature and merits of both action research and communities of practice are contested. The author describes three strands of argument. Firstly, action research is not necessarily a contradiction in terms. Secondly, communities of practice are not necessarily the end of educational research as a discipline in its own right. Thirdly, however, Hammersley’s critique raises important issues about professional knowledge development, inviting interaction between propositional and workplace knowledge.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013
Engaging with Research through Practitioner Enquiry: The Perceptions of Beginning Teachers on a Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education Programme
The authors focus on the perceptions of student-teachers towards their engagement in small-scale research projects undertaken whilst on a one-year postgraduate initial teacher education programme.
Updated: May. 29, 2013
The authors reconsider five principles: historical continuity; reflexivity; dialectics; workability; and evocativeness. These five principles are critically examined from two viewpoints. First, the authors discuss comments on the quality of the principles, referring to contemporary discussion within the philosophy of science. Second, they review some empirical action research reports in which these principles have been applied.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2013
The author asks What do we consider ‘useful’ as research on education – as researchers? This is asking for a self-evaluation by educational research(ers).
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
The paper addresses the widespread claim to make educational research more relevant for practitioners, policy makers, potential users and stakeholders, and proposes a problematisation of the notion of ‘useful knowledge’.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
Exploring the nature of the researcher–practitioner relationship in qualitative educational research publications
The current literature review looks at the way in which the researcher–practitioner relationship is described in research publications.
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013