Education and Theory

This compelling book examines what theory means for both student and researcher and questions whether the confidence in educational theory is justified.

Education and Theory

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523027X

Page: 199

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This compelling book examines what theory means for both student and researcher and questions whether the confidence in educational theory is justified.

Theory of Education

To date, theory in Education Studies has been dominated by a particular view of what should count as 'scientific' theory.

Theory of Education

Author: David A. Turner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826487094

Page: 224

View: 567

To date, theory in Education Studies has been dominated by a particular view of what should count as 'scientific' theory. David Turner argues that this approach does not necessarily provide a firm foundation for policy planning and professional activity. Using examples from linear programming, game theory, decision theory and chaos theory, he demonstrates how certain insights from modern developments in, for example, the social sciences can be used to stimulate more rewarding debate amongst educational researchers. >

How to do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences Gary Thomas.
Ideally, you should ... If you are interested in my deliberations you can read my
book Education and Theory: Strangers in Paradigms (Thomas, 2007). So, don't
feel ...

How to do Your Research Project

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242995

Page: 272

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Whether embarking on research as an undergraduate or for a doctorate, Gary Thomas' book will be of great value to you. It is refreshingly different from other books about doing research: it's informative, well-written, wide-ranging yet sufficiently detailed and above all it's enjoyable to read! I recommend it highly'. Professor Peter Earley, Institute of Education, University of London Are you doing a research project? Do you need advice on how to carry out research? Using practical examples, this book takes you through what should happen at each phase in the project's schedule. Gary Thomas explains the main design frames and methods of data collection and analysis used in education and social science research, and provides down to earth advice on how to weave these elements together into a coherent whole. Structured according to the main phases of doing a project, the book covers · deciding your topic and your research question · project management and study skills · doing a literature review · methodology and research design · design frames · ethics and access · how to analyse the information you gather · discussing findings, theorising, concluding and writing up This book is an essential read for undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD and doctoral students undertaking a project in the applied social sciences. Comments from tutors: 'I loved this book! It brought research methods alive': Gill Richards ,Nottingham Trent University 'Unputdownable': Joy Jarvis ,University of Hertfordshire 'Accessible and encouraging style': Neil Stott ,Nottingham Trent University Comments from students: 'Brilliant': Alison Patterson 'Love the visual models': Susan Allan 'Filled me with optimism': Anne Cowan 'Very entertaining as well as extremely useful': Viv Brown Gary Thomas is Professor of Education at the University of Birmingham.

Understanding and Using Challenging Educational Theories

In: Lea, J., Hayes, D., Armitage, A., Lomas, L. and Markless, S. (eds) Working in
Post-compulsory Education. Maidenhead: Open University ... Thomas, G. (2007)
Education and Theory: Strangers in Paradigms. Maidenhead: Oxford University ...

Understanding and Using Challenging Educational Theories

Author: Karl Aubrey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1529736293

Page: 344

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Introducing 18 key educational thinkers who have offered challenging perspectives on education, this new edition comes with: · 3 new chapters on Ivan Illich, Loris Malaguzzi and Michael Apple · A glossary of key words related to each theorist’s work · A context-setting overview of key themes · Practical examples that shows how theories can be applied in practice The perfect companion to Aubrey & Riley, Understanding and Using Educational Theories 2e (9781526436610)

A Conception of Teaching

The Desirability and Possibility of a Theory of Teaching Gary Thomas (1997,
2007), a professor of educational ... (1997) and his Education and Theory:
Strangers in Paradigms (2007) have attracted attention in large part because of
the novelty ...

A Conception of Teaching

Author: Nathaniel L. Gage

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387094465

Page: 174

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The literature of the behavioural and social sciences is full of theory and research on learning and memory. Teaching is comparatively a stepchild, neglected by those who have built a formidable body of theories of learning and memory. However, teaching is where learning and memory theory should pay off. "A Conception of Teaching" dedicates a chapter to each of the following important components: the need for a theory; the possibility of a theory; the evolution of a paradigm for the study of teaching; a conception of the process of teaching; a conception of the content of teaching; a conception of students’ cognitive capabilities and motivations; a conception of classroom management; and the integration of these conceptions. Written in a highly accessible style, while maintaining a base in research, Dr. Nathaniel L. Gage presents "A Conception of Teaching" with clarity and well situated within current educational debates.

MasterClass in Geography Education

Thomas, G (1997) What's the use of theory? Harvard Educational Review 67(1):
75–105. — (2007) Education and Theory: Strangers in Paradigms. Maidenhead:
Open University Press. — (2012) Changing our landscape of inquiry for a new ...

MasterClass in Geography Education

Author: Graham Butt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472535731

Page: 208

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MasterClass in Geography Education provides a comprehensive exploration of the major themes in geography education research and pedagogy, drawing on international research. The editor draws together a variety of professional, academic and practitioner perspectives to support professional development of geography teachers. The book incorporates discussion of the place of subject knowledge in geography, the role and function of research in geography education and the relationship between research and practice. Topics covered include: - research and professional practice - constructing geographical knowledge - ethical considerations - carrying out research projects MasterClass in Geography Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of geography on PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.

Teacher Action Research

Education Week, 22(1), 72. Garmston, R., & Wellman, B. (1998, April). Teacher
talk that makes a difference. Educational Leadership, pp. 30–34. Gary, T. (2007).
Education and theory: Strangers in paradigms. Maidenhead, Berkshire, England:
 ...

Teacher Action Research

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278741

Page: 416

View: 891

"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

Strangers of the Academy

While recent years have seen the discipline ' s top journals become more
receptive to research in postpositivist , sociocultural , or critical paradigms ,
mainstream second - and foreign - language education theoretical and research
canons still ...

 Strangers  of the Academy

Author: Guofang Li

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781579221201

Page: 326

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No less than other minorities, Asian women scholars are confronted with racial discrimination and stereotyping as well as disrespect for their research, teaching, and leadership, and are underrepresented in academia. In the face of such barriers, many Asian female scholars have developed strategies to survive and thrive. This book is among the first to examine their lived experience in Western academic discourses. It addresses the socio-cultural, political, academic, and personal issues that Asian female scholars encounter in higher education. The contributors to this book include first- and second-generation immigrants who are teachers and researchers in higher education and who come from a wide range of Asian nations and backgrounds. They here combine new research and personal narratives to explore the intersecting layers of relationships that impact their lives???language, culture, academic discourses, gender, class, generation, and race. The book is replete with the richness and complexity of these scholars??? struggles and triumphs in their professional and personal realms.This powerful and engaging volume: * Examines and celebrates the struggles and triumphs that Asian female scholars experience as they try to ???make it??? in academic environments that may differ sharply from the culture of their countries of origin; * Highlights the unique contributions the authors have made to research, theory, and the profession;* Establishes the authors??? claim to visibility and a voice for themselves and more generally for Asian women in the academy; * Opens a dialogue on these critical issues by sharing the academic and personal experiences of senior and junior scholars alike; and *Contributes to the on-going discussion on issues pertinent to the status of minority female scholars in higher education.

From West to East and Back Again

Peter Roberts is Professor of Education at the University of Canterbury in New
Zealand. ... Journal of Education, the Oxford Review of Education, the British
Journal of Educational Studies, Educational Theory, ... His books include Paulo
Freire in the 21" Century: Education, Dialogue, and Transformation (Boulder, CO,
and London, UK, Paradigm Publishers, 2010), ... Lexington Books, 2013),
Shifting Focus: Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education (an edited
collection, ...

From West to East and Back Again

Author: Peter Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918050

Page: 101

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Of all the great Western novelists of the twentieth century, the German writer Hermann Hesse is arguably one of the most important for educationists. Paying particular attention to Hesse’s last novel, The Glass Bead Game, and its immediate predecessor, The Journey to the East, this book suggests that Hesse was a man of the West who turned to the idea of ‘the East’ in seeking to understand himself and his society. From these later texts a rich, complex theory of educational transformation emerges. From West to East and Back Again examines the role of dialogue and uncertainty in the transformative process, considers utopian and ritualistic elements in Hesse’s work, and explores the notion of education serving as a bridge between life and death. Hesse’s novels address philosophical themes and questions of enduring significance, and this book will appeal to all who share an interest in human striving and growth.

Gerontology in Higher Education

And so , echoing concepts stated centuries before , Sartre described the elderly
as “ strangers from another time . ” So culturally pervasive is the ... Theories , then
, must be compatible with the paradigms that spawned them . The definitions of ...

Gerontology in Higher Education

Author: Harvey Sterns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 293

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Legal Scholars and Inquiry Paradigms

Kuhn , T. ( 1977b ) . Second thoughts on paradigms . In F. Suppe , The structure
of scientific theories , 2nd ed ( pp . ... Strangers in a strange land : Emerging
problems with qualitative research in higher education . Paper presented at the ...

Legal Scholars and Inquiry Paradigms

Author: John Douglas Toma

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Capitalism and Classical Social Theory Second Edition

His ideas have been refracted into the evolving paradigms of the Chicago school
theory, interaction theory, ... In particular, Simmel's writings on the stranger and
his account that the individual “is determined sociologically in the sense that ...

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory  Second Edition

Author: John Bratton

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260655X

Page: 432

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Most texts on classical social theory offer exhaustive coverage of every possible theorist, making it difficult to use the book in one semester. Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition represents a departure from this approach by offering solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extending the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois. The result is a manageable, but thorough, examination of the key classical theorists. The second edition has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: one on Weber and rationalization, and one on Du Bois and his writings on race. A new concluding chapter links classical theory to current developments in capitalism during an age of austerity.

Dissertation Abstracts International

249A Organizations Adult learning in two social movement organizations : The
role of gender , class , and power . Cain , Margaret L . ... 125A Friends and other
strangers . Cassidy , Mary ... 103A Paradigms Sustainable living and learning :
The connection among paradigms , educational theories , and praxis . Good ,
Robin ...

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Beyond Learning

The book provides a different way to understand and approach education, one that focuses on the ways in which human beings come into the world as unique individuals through responsible responses to what and who is other and different.

Beyond Learning

Author: Gert J. J. Biesta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317263162

Page: 176

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Many educational practices are based upon ideas about what it means to be human. Thus education is conceived as the production of particular subjectivities and identities such as the rational person, the autonomous individual, or the democratic citizen. Beyond Learning asks what might happen to the ways in which we educate if we treat the question as to what it means to be human as a radically open question; a question that can only be answered by engaging in education rather than as a question that needs to be answered before we can educate. The book provides a different way to understand and approach education, one that focuses on the ways in which human beings come into the world as unique individuals through responsible responses to what and who is other and different. Beyond Learning raises important questions about pedagogy, community and educational responsibility, and helps educators of children and adults alike to understand what a commitment to a truly democratic education entails.

Philosophies of Nature The Human Dimension

We cannot simply say that the city requires guardians who exhibit the paradigm
of the noble hound; we must construct a new ... I said a while ago that the
Statesman is more theoretical than the Republic. The Stranger makes it clear that
the purpose of his conversation about politics is not political but is rather intended
to make his pupils “more dialectical” (dialektiköteros) about everything. ...
Whereas dialectic is the peak of education within the guardian class of the
beautiful city (VII.

Philosophies of Nature  The Human Dimension

Author: Robert S. Cohen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401726140

Page: 334

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Philosophical understandings of Nature and Human Nature. Classical Greek and modern West, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, by 14 authors, including Robert Neville, Stanley Rosen, David Eckel, Livia Kohn, Tienyu Cao, Abner Shimoney, Alfred Tauber, Krzysztof Michalski, Lawrence Cahoone, Stephen Scully, Alan Olson and Alfred Ferrarin. Dedicated to the phenomenological ecology of Erazim Kohák, with 10 of his essays and a full bibliography. Overall theme: on the question of the moral sense of nature.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

Investigating notions of proof: A study of students' proof activities within the
context of a fallibilist and social theory. Unpublished ... Intersubjectivity in
mathematics learning: A challenge to the radical constructivist paradigm? Journal
for ... In H. S. Shapiro (Ed.), Strangers in the land: Modernity, pedagogy and
Jewish identity.

Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

Author: Bill Atweh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135653119

Page: 480

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This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.