Pragmatism and Educational Research

Pragmatism and Educational Research

This work provides an overview of the pragmatic understanding of knowledge and the acquisition of knowledge, and its implications for the conduct of educational research.

Author: Gert Biesta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0847694771

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This work provides an overview of the pragmatic understanding of knowledge and the acquisition of knowledge, and its implications for the conduct of educational research. It focuses on the work of John Dewey, and examines the relationship between pragmatism and educational research.
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Pragmatism and Educational Research

Pragmatism and Educational Research

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.

Author: Biesta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585483122

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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.
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Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

The book begins with an examination of Peirce’s life history. This is followed by an explanation of pragmatism, which states that an understanding of a concept can only be fully grasped by knowing what its practical effects are.

Author: David Plowright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401773560

Category: Education

Page: 99

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This book introduces a number of selected ideas from the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism. Peirce, pronounced ‘purse’, was born in America in 1839 and died in 1914. He published little in his own lifetime and he continually struggled to become recognised as a respected author with ideas that were highly creative, original and unique. The book begins with an examination of Peirce’s life history. This is followed by an explanation of pragmatism, which states that an understanding of a concept can only be fully grasped by knowing what its practical effects are. The author then explains a number of Peirce’s ideas that are based on his pragmatic maxim: · scientific inquiry as a method of investigation and its relevance to everyday thinking · inferential thinking based on abduction, deduction and induction and its use in educational research · semiotics, the study of signs and its relevance to the development of conceptual understanding · his profound and insightful ontological categories of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness and their application to developing an understanding of the world around us This introductory text is written in a clear and accessible style. Numerous examples are used throughout the book to illustrate Peirce’s complex and sophisticated ideas and to show how his thinking can be applied to education.
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Pragmatism and Education

Pragmatism and Education

The papers in this book have emerged from a conference which was organized in Zurich in 2003 by the Pestalozzianum Research Institute for the History of Education and the Educational Institute of the University of Zurich.

Author: D. Troehler

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9077874658

Category: Education

Page: 236

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The papers in this book have emerged from a conference which was organized in Zurich in 2003 by the Pestalozzianum Research Institute for the History of Education and the Educational Institute of the University of Zurich. The conference was organized in light of the increasing internationalization of educational discussion within the last ten to twenty years and the topic was the relation between pragmatism and educational theory. The contributions appear in a kind of chronological order. First, James A. Good examines the repeatedly asserted Hegelian roots of Dewey's philosophy, while Hans-Peter Kruger, Meike Sophia Baader, and Roswitha Lehmann-Rommel address specific aspects of pragmatism, such as public communication, religion, and aesthetics, with the main emphasis of the analysis on William James and John Dewey. Jane Addams' and George Herbert Mead's education stands at the center of interest in the contributions by Daniel Trohler, Birgit Althans, Gert Biesta, and Jurgen Oelkers, while Philipp Gonon and Stefan Bittner turn to the question of why pragmatism had such a hard time of gaining a foothold in Germany. The final contribution, Philip W. Jackson's systematic analysis of Dewey's thought, breaks with the chronological perspective of the volume, shifting the focus to other central and fruitful issues. This book should be of interest to students, teachers and researchers who are studying educational theory in general and pragmatism in particular."
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Educational Research

Educational Research

According to pragmatism, your research design should be planned and conducted based on what will best help you answer your research questions; the result is ...

Author: Burke Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412978286

Category: Education

Page: 621

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Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fourth Edition is a graduated text that introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. Definitions of key terms are provided in the margins for easy reference and to help students understand the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields. New Features: - Student study site materials are integrated within the text, with the use of marginal icons depicting interactive concept maps, journal articles, and tools and tips. - New "Action Research" activity for each chapter is included. - A chapter on Writing the Research report incorporates changes in new edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, and includes a sample manuscript using APA style. - New exhibits on Egon G. Guba and Donald T. Campbell, and a new table on applying qualitative research validity strategies are incorporated. - New material on research paradigms, types of plagiarism, using free software for random sampling and assignment, nomological vs. ideographic causation are integrated. - Several chapters are slightly shortened and made simpler, without sacrificing any of the book's rigor.
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Pragmatism and Education

Pragmatism and Education

Pragmatism and educational research. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Brown, V. B. (2004). The education of Jane Addams. Philadelphia: The University of ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087903558

Category: Education

Page:

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The papers in this book have emerged from a conference which was organized in Zurich in 2003 by the Pestalozzianum Research Institute for the History of Education and the Educational Institute of the University of Zurich. The conference was organized in light of the increasing internationalization of educational discussion within the last ten to twenty years and the topic was the relation between pragmatism and educational theory.
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Fiction written under Oath

Fiction written under Oath

The measured and passionate essays in this volume bring to contemporary debates about educational research both a first-hand familiarity with the practices and arguments of the educational research community and a clear grasp of the ways in ...

Author: David Bridges

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306480430

Category: Education

Page: 215

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The measured and passionate essays in this volume bring to contemporary debates about educational research both a first-hand familiarity with the practices and arguments of the educational research community and a clear grasp of the ways in which philosophical sources and analysis can inform them. It will be essential reading for researchers, masters and doctoral students who are coming to terms with educational research.
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The BERA SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

The BERA SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

Pragmatism. for. Mixed. Methods. Research. R. Burke Johnson, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Cornelis de Waal, Tres Stefurak and David Hildebrand In 2004, ...

Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473987999

Category: Reference

Page: 1170

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Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research  Measurement  and Evaluation

Pragmatism. as. a. Paradigm. A paradigm is a theoretical framework comprising the set of basic beliefs that guide the research or practice of a scientific ...

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506326177

Category: Education

Page: 2000

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In an era of curricular changes, experiments, and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation are more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation also covers important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement, and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Key Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with Further Readings and cross-references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross-references combine to provide a robust search-and-browse in the electronic version.
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Educational Research the Educationalization of Social Problems

Educational Research  the Educationalization of Social Problems

Recent studies include Research on Republicanism (Republikanis- mus und P ̈adagogik, Klinkhardt, 2006), Pragmatism and Education (with Jurgen Oelkers, ...

Author: Paul Smeyers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402097249

Category: Education

Page: 247

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Pushing ‘social’ responsibilities on schools is a process that has been underway for a long time. This phenomenon has been studied more in Europe than in North America and the U.K. and has been labelled Pädagogisierung. The editors have chosen to use ‘Educationalization’ to identify the overall orientation or trend toward thinking about education as the focal point for addressing or solving larger human problems. The term describes these phenomena as a sub-process of the ‘modernization’ of society, but it also has negative connotations, such as increased dependence, patronization, and pampering. In this book distinguished philosophers and historians of education focus on ‘educationalization’ to expand its meaning through an engagement with educational theory. Topics discussed are the family and the child, the ‘learning society’, citizenship education, widening participation in higher education, progressive education, and schooling movements such as No Child Left Behind. ‘Smeyers’ and Depaepe's book offers great insights into one of the most ambivalent phenomena of today's educational world and especially educational policy. The contributions assembled represent perspectives of some of the most respected scholars in the field. Their manifold critiques of the educationalization of social problems are rather convincing. Our time is definitely ripe for such analysis!’ Roland Reichenbach, Center for Educational Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland ‘This is a challenging, critical and analytical treatment of the tendency of contemporary administrations to overburden educational institutions with the expectation that they will provide the solutions to an increasingly diverse range of social and economic problems. It brings together the theoretical resources of a distinguished international group of philosophers and historians of education and deserves the careful attention of educational policy makers, practitioners and researchers alike.’ David Bridges, Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, England This publication is realized by the Research Community (FWO-Vlaanderen / Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium) Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education: Evaluation and Evolution of the Criteria for Educational Research. Also realized by the Research Community are Educational Research: Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t Work (2006) and Educational Research: Networks and Technologies (2007).
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Empirical Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions

Empirical Methods for Evaluating Educational Interventions

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: DEWEY AND PRAGMATISM Philosophy of Science “Educational research, one might say, is not so much research about education as it is ...

Author: Gary D. Phye

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125542579

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Invaluable for all educators and teachers needing to write acceptable grant proposals or to obtain governmental funding for their programs.
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Small Scale Research

Small Scale Research

The book argues that it is not enough to apply research methods. Sense-making and claims-making are central to good research practice.

Author: Peter T Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205398

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 261

The author takes the student through the whole of the research process including anticipating common mistakes and `times of trouble' and offering advice on how to make things easier on yourself. The methods work is sound and the methodology is put across very well and nicely integrated with the `thinking out' of the research ... Rigorous, accessible, upbeat - I would expect this to become a widely used resource for students and lone researchers at all levels' - Roger Sapsford, School of Social Sciences, University of Teeside Timely, assured and written with the needs of students uppermost, Small-Scale Research is a direct, comprehensive guide for students doing theses, dissertations, papers and projects. It systematically works through the central methods of inquiry and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. The advice on when and how to use small-scale methods is pragmatic, recognizing that small-scale researchers are usually short on time and resources. Yet behind this pragmatism is the principle that research is, above all, about thinking. Whatever needs to be done in a research project has to be for the purpose of providing research audiences with the best possible answers, in the circumstances, to the research questions. The book argues that it is not enough to apply research methods. Sense-making and claims-making are central to good research practice.
Categories: Social Science

Islamic Identity Postcoloniality and Educational Policy

Islamic Identity  Postcoloniality  and Educational Policy

Dewey, Democracy and Education, 291–293; Biesta and Burbules, Pragmatism and Educational Research, 18–21. Dewey, Democracy and Education, 266–275.

Author: J. Milligan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403981578

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Tensions between Muslim communities and state institutions are endemic in many parts of the world. For decades successive colonial and independent governments in the Philippines have deployed educational policy as a tool to mitigate one such conflict between Muslims and Christians, a conflict which has claimed more than 100,000 lives since the 1970's. Postcolonial Education and Islamic Identity in the Southern Philippines offers a postcolonial critique of this century-long educational project in an effort to understand how educational policy has failed Muslim Filipinos and to seek insight from their experience into the potential and pitfalls of educational responses to ethnic and religious tensions.
Categories: Social Science

Islamic Identity Postcoloniality and Educational Policy

Islamic Identity  Postcoloniality  and Educational Policy

Dewey, Democracy and Education, 291–293; Biesta and Burbules, Pragmatism and Educational Research, 18–21. Dewey, Democracy and Education, 266–275.

Author: Jeffrey Ayala Milligan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811512285

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This book theorizes a philosophical framework for educational policy and practice in the southern Philippines where decades of religious and political conflict between a minority Muslim community and the Philippine state has plagued the educational and economic development of the region. It offers a critical historical and ethnographic analysis of a century of failed attempts under successive U.S. colonial and independent Philippine governments to deploy education as a tool to mitigate the conflict and assimilate the Muslim minority into the mainstream of Philippine society and examines recent efforts to integrate state and Islamic education before proposing a philosophy of prophetic pragmatism as a more promising framework for educational policy and practice that respects the religious identity and fosters the educational development of Muslim Filipinos. It represents a timely contribution to the search for educational policies and practices more responsive to the needs and religious identities of Muslim communities emerging from conflict, not only in the southern Philippines, but in other international contexts as well.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

Her primary research areas are: philosophy of education, pragmatism, feminist theory and pedagogy, and cultural studies in education.

Author: Maurice Hamington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415899918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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Contemporary Feminist Pragmatismis an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that explores the present implications of feminism and pragmatism for theory, policy, and action. The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago, however the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed interest in the work of Jane Addams. This exploration of the origins of feminism and pragmatism has been fruitful in providing a foundation for theoretical considerations. This book takes this work a step further by addressing the modern significance of the nexus of feminism and pragmatism, arguing that these fields hold three common commitments and values: the importance of context and experience, the relationship of politics and values and the production of knowledge and metaphysics, and the need for diversity and thus dialogue among differently situated social groups.
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Pragmatism and Organization Studies

Pragmatism and Organization Studies

3.8 Conclusion The pragmatist approach to action, based on the concept of habit and its unity with belief, ... Pragmatism and Educational Research.

Author: Philippe Lorino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192514981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Many streams of research in organization and management have criticized the mainstream view of organizations as decision-making and information-processing structures, controlled through rational representations (substantive or procedural rationality). In spite of their differences, these streams of research share some key theoretical principles: Their processual view of organizing as 'becoming', their emphasis on the key role of action and action meaning; their interest in the agential power of artefacts and objects; the exploratory and inquiring nature of organizing. This book argues that Pragmatist thought can contribute to those approaches offering some theoretical argument, both as a general intellectual orientation and as a conceptual toolbox. As a general attitude, Pragmatism develops a radical critique of all the dualisms which often hinder organization studies: Thought and action, design and utilization, decision and execution, reality and representation, to name a few. As a conceptual toolbox, Pragmatism can contribute and clarify key concepts for organization and management studies, such as inquiry, semiotic mediation, habit, abduction, trans-action, and valuation. However, Pragmatist thought is still little known by organization and management scholars and by reflexive managers. The proposed book aims at making pragmatist key notions accessible to them and applicable to theorize organizations and transform managerial practices.
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Educational Research

Educational Research

In this chapter I have tried to make a case for a pragmatic way of proceeding in educational and social research in response to a problem I encountered and ...

Author: Gert Biesta

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350097995

Category: Education

Page: 184

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With so much technical information about research methods it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of why we carry out educational research and where and how research might contribute to the improvement of education. Educational Research: An Unorthodox Introduction steps you through the wider social and political contexts of educational research, focusing on fundamental questions such as what education actually 'is' and what it is for. In doing so, the book raises questions that more 'orthodox' introductions to the theory and practice of educational research often leave aside. Gert Biesta covers a range of key issues which permeate any educational research project, including the roles of theory in research, what it means and takes to improve education, the nature of educational practice, the history of educational research and scholarship, the connection between research, professionality and democracy and what the social and political dimensions of academic publishing are. Each chapter includes a set of questions to stimulate further discussion.
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Educational Research

Educational Research

According to pragmatism, your research design should be planned and conducted based on what will best help you answer your research questions; the result is ...

Author: R. Burke Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483391625

Category: Education

Page: 744

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Assuming no prior knowledge, Educational Research by R. Burke Johnson and Larry Christensen offers a comprehensive, easily digestible introductory research methods text for undergraduate and graduate students. Readers will develop an understanding of the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields; how to read and critically evaluate published research; and the ability to write a proposal, construct a questionnaire, and conduct an empirical research study on their own. Students rave about the clarity of this best seller and its usefulness for their studies, enabling them to become critical consumers and users of research.
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Pragmatism

The Bloomsbury Companion to Pragmatism

Bayles, E. B. (1966), Pragmatism in Education. New York: Harper and Row. Biesta, G. and Burbules, N. C. (2003), Pragmatism and Educational Research.

Author: Sami Pihlström

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474235754

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Pragmatism provides not just a theoretical perspective on science and inquiry, but ways of being in the world, of knowing the reality we inhabit. Approaching this philosophical tradition as a diverse set of philosophies that it is, The Bloomsbury Companion to Pragmatism introduces many of the ideas and debates at the centre of the field today. Focusing on issues in 12 different subject areas, this up-to-date companion covers current research in aesthetics, economics, education, ethics, history, law, metaphysics, politics, race, religion, science and technology, language, and social theory. Supported by an introduction to research methods and problems, as well as a guide to past and future directions in the field, the chapters are also enhanced by a glossary, research guide and an annotated bibliography. For anyone working in contemporary pragmatism or modern American philosophy more generally, this companion provides a practical means of navigating what can sometimes feel like a disparate field. Showing where important work continues to be done, the tensions that exist, and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking, The Bloomsbury Companion to Pragmatism expands our understanding of the role of pragmatism in 21st century philosophy.
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Science Education in Theory and Practice

Science Education in Theory and Practice

Pragmatism and educational research. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Breault, D. A. (2014). Inquiry and education: a way of seeing the world.

Author: Ben Akpan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030436209

Category: Science

Page: 517

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This book provides a collection of applicable learning theories and their applications to science teaching. It presents a synthesis of historical theories while also providing practical implications for improvement of pedagogical practices aimed at advancing the field into the future. The theoretical viewpoints included in this volume span cognitive and social human development, address theories of learning, and describe approaches to teaching and curriculum development. The book presents and discusses humanistic, behaviourist, cognitivist, and constructivist theories. In addition, it looks at other theories, such as multiple intelligences theory, systems thinking, gender/sexuality theory and indigenous knowledge systems. Each chapter follows a reader-motivated approach anchored on a narrative genre. The book serves as a guide for those aiming to create optional learning experiences to prepare the next generation STEM workforce. Chapter “The Bildung Theory—From von Humboldt to Klafki and Beyond” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com
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