Pragmatism and Educational Research / Edition 1

Pragmatism and Educational Research / Edition 1

by Gert J. J. Biesta, Nicholas C. Burbules
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847694771

ISBN-13: 9780847694778

Pub. Date: 09/25/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This volume offers an overview of the pragmatic understanding of knowledge and the acquisition of knowledge, and its implications for the conduct of educational research. Pragmatism and Educational Research focuses primarily on the work of John Dewey, and examines the relationship between pragmatism and educational research both in relation to research methodology

Overview

This volume offers an overview of the pragmatic understanding of knowledge and the acquisition of knowledge, and its implications for the conduct of educational research. Pragmatism and Educational Research focuses primarily on the work of John Dewey, and examines the relationship between pragmatism and educational research both in relation to research methodology and to a pragmatic educational theory. Biesta and Burbules provide examples of characteristic research questions and research methods and approaches, as informed by a pragmatist outlook. Further, they argue that the major benefit of a pragmatic approach to educational research lies in the possibility of promoting intelligent and reflective action by educational practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847694778
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2003
Series:
Philosophy, Theory, and Educational Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Series Preface Nicholas C. Burbules Chapter 3 1. What is Pragmatism? Chapter 4 2. From Experience to Knowledge Chapter 5 3. The Process of Inquiry Chapter 6 4. Consequences of Pragmatism Chapter 7 5. Pragmatism and Educational Research

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