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Making a difference in theory : the theory question in education and the education question in theory

Author: Gert Biesta
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Theorizing education series.
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'Making a Difference in Theory' brings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of contemporary discussions and developments. Particular attention is paid to the question of whether there are or should be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gert Biesta
ISBN: 9780415656948 041565694X 9781138907904 1138907901
OCLC Number: 802325676
Description: xi, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The Contextual Presence of Theory The Empirical and the Political 'Fact' of Theory in the Social and Educational Sciences Thomas S. Popkewitz. Challenges of Educational Theory in the Age of Knowledge Capitalism Lisbeth Lundahl. Between Universally Claimed Theory and Common Understanding: Theoretical Knowledge in Education Daniel Trohler. The Changing Field of Educational Studies and the Task of Theorising Education Joannes Bellmann Part II: The Practice of Doing Theory Theories have Consequences, Don't They? On the Moral Nature of Educational Theory and Research Deborah Gallagher. Bildung and Educational Language: Talking of 'the Self' in Anglo-American Education Norm Friesen. On the Theoretical Limits of Education Alexander M. Sidorkin Part III: Refractions on and Agendas for Theory Educational Theory and the Practice of Critique Robin Usher and Anna Anderson. The Excess of Theory: On the Functions of Educational Theory in Apparent Reality Tomasz Szkudlarek. Speaking Educationally about Teacher Education Anne M. Phelan. Teaching Theories Lynn Fendler. Towards an Agenda for Theoretical Interventions in Education Julie Allan, Richard Edwards and Gert Biesta.
Series Title: Theorizing education series.
Responsibility: edited by Gert Biesta, Julie Allan and Richard Edwards.
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'Making a Difference in Theory' brings together original work from an international group of authors on the roles of theory in educational research and practice. The book discusses the different roles theory plays, can play and should play, both from a historical perspective and in light of contemporary discussions and developments. Particular attention is paid to the question of whether there are or should be distinctively educational forms of theory and theorising.

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