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Reframing Educational Research: Resisting the ‘what works’ agenda

Education and Study aids


by
Valerie Farnsworth (Editor) and Yvette Solomon (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 264 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


It is generally agreed that the problem of research use in education is multifaceted, involving a combination of issues attributed not only to the user end but also to the production end of research itself. This book uses a variety of context-sensitive theoretical approaches (e.g. Cultural Historical Activity Theory, discourse analysis, and Communities of Practice) to understand practice, enabling us to interrogate assumptions and to consider the possibilities for the application of research in the pursuit of evidence-based practice.

At its core this book focused on two commonly held assumptions:

As the writers show these assumptions betray misconceptions about theory and practice which need to be explicitly addressed and unpacked. To understand better the realities of the situation the international contributors provide a range of perspectives on theorising and practicing which explicitly consider the relationships between these activities which are too often, and mistakenly, treated separately.

It is generally agreed that the problem of research use in education is multifaceted, involving a combination of issues attributed not only to the user end but also to the production end of research itself. This book uses a variety of context-sensitive theoretical approaches (e.g. Cultural Historical Activity Theory, discourse analysis, and Communities of Practice) to understand practice, enabling us to interrogate assumptions and to consider the possibilities for… (more)

It is generally agreed that the problem of research use in education is multifaceted, involving a combination of issues attributed not only to the user end but also to the production end of research itself. This book uses a variety of context-sensitive theoretical approaches (e.g. Cultural Historical Activity Theory, discourse analysis, and Communities of Practice) to understand practice, enabling us to interrogate assumptions and to consider the possibilities for the application of research in the pursuit of evidence-based practice.

At its core this book focused on two commonly held assumptions:

As the writers show these assumptions betray misconceptions about theory and practice which need to be explicitly addressed and unpacked. To understand better the realities of the situation the international contributors provide a range of perspectives on theorising and practicing which explicitly consider the relationships between these activities which are too often, and mistakenly, treated separately.

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