Thinking in Education Research

Thinking in Education Research

This is essential reading for any educational research methods student or practicing researcher for important ways of thinking afresh about research methodology.

Author: Nick Peim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591098

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Thinking in Education Research examines the resources available from philosophy and theory that can be practically applied to any educational research project. Nick Peim argues that the current well-established divide between theory and the empirical in research methods is unhelpful to students. Instead, Thinking in Education Research looks at major lines of thinking in modern European philosophy, from Kant to Freud and Derrida to Malabou, and how they provide a rich resource for every stage of conducting research. By getting students engaged in 'how to think' and 'how to do', Peim illustrates that thinking is in fact a vital part of how you do research and is not an aside. Essential aspects of the research endeavour are re-examined in the light of key philosophical positions to offer constructive potential, including: - defining the object; - giving an account of the field; - the relation to truth; - the process of writing and constructing a case; and - the value attributed to formal knowledge. Thinking in Education Research does not try to resolve the unresolved issues of research thinking but rather encourages readers to productively engage with them so that we can enhance the possibilities of research practice and find opportunities for its expansion and refinement. Throughout the chapters, clear and concise summaries of key philosophical positions and ideas are complemented with boxed accounts of how the philosophical debates discussed can be applied to real research projects. These features encourage the reader to consider how they can develop thinking and apply theory at every stage of their own research. This is essential reading for any educational research methods student or practicing researcher for important ways of thinking afresh about research methodology.
Categories: Education

Teachers Minds And Actions

Teachers  Minds And Actions

Based on the 10th International Study Association on Teacher Thinking and Practice Conference in Gothenburg, this text contains a collection of original research conducted by scholars from Europe, North America, Israel and Hong Kong, and ...

Author: Gunnar Handal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135718299

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Based on the 10th International Study Association on Teacher Thinking and Practice Conference in Gothenburg, this text contains a collection of original research conducted by scholars from Europe, North America, Israel and Hong Kong, and provides an overview of the current status of international research on teacher thinking.; The contributors write from different perspectives - some analytical, some philosophical and some contextual - on the way teachers think and act. The intention of the book is not to characterise critically the established traditions or any of its researchers, but to study teacher-thinking research in context, analysing research objectives and enquiring into what lies behind the traditions. The result is a picture of an unpredictable but exciting and interesting future in developments in teacher-thinking research.
Categories: Education

Educational Research

Educational Research

This accessible and engaging text introduces students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from educational and social policy, as well as schools and classrooms, within ...

Author: John O'Toole

Publisher: OUP Australia & New Zealand

ISBN: 0195518314

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 110

For many teachers and teacher education students, research is an initially daunting prospect. This accessible and engaging text introduces students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from educational and social policy, as well as schools and classrooms, within organizational and institutional contexts.
Categories: Education

Research on Teacher Thinking

Research on Teacher Thinking

This is a companion volume to the editors' Insights into Teachers' Thinking and Practice (Falmer Press, 1999) and seeks to carry the discussion on further illustrating that there is a continuing intensity of thought, activity and debate on ...

Author: James Calderhead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415698825

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 972

This is a companion volume to the editors' Insights into Teachers' Thinking and Practice (Falmer Press, 1999) and seeks to carry the discussion on further illustrating that there is a continuing intensity of thought, activity and debate on how to conceptualise research on teacher thinking, and thus generate knowledge for further understanding and action. The ethical questions on undertaking research on the inner lives of teachers remain unresolved. The international team present chapters which investigate the relationship between the researcher and the researched, and the relevance and role of research in teacher development. The papers are not presented as 'best practice' for such definitions would be inevitably value laden. Rather, they are indications and anticipations of key areas for the development of understanding of teachers' thinking and actions in the 1990s.
Categories: Education

Design Thinking for Education

Design Thinking for Education

This book explores, through eight chapters, how design thinking vocabulary can be interpreted and employed in educational contexts.

Author: Joyce Hwee Ling Koh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812874443

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 525

This book explores, through eight chapters, how design thinking vocabulary can be interpreted and employed in educational contexts. The theoretical foundations of design thinking and design in education are first examined by means of a literature review. This is then followed by chapters that characterize design thinking among children, pre-service teachers and in-service teachers using research data collected from the authors’ design-driven coursework and projects. The book also examines issues associated with methods for fostering and assessing design thinking. In the final chapter, it discusses future directions for the incorporation of design thinking into educational settings. Intended for teachers, teacher educators and university instructors, this book aims to provide them with the theoretical foundations needed to grasp design thinking, and to provide examples of how design thinking can be interpreted and evaluated. The materials covered will help these groups of professionals to consider how design thinking can be integrated into their own teaching and learning contexts. The book will also promote a discourse between educational researchers on the theoretical development of design thinking in educational settings.
Categories: Education

Thinking in Education Research

Thinking in Education Research

Thinking is never represented as method in these accounts that separate method from design and design from the basic phenomenology of research relations ...

Author: Nick Peim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591104

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 702

Thinking in Education Research examines the resources available from philosophy and theory that can be practically applied to any educational research project. Nick Peim argues that the current well-established divide between theory and the empirical in research methods is unhelpful to students. Instead, Thinking in Education Research looks at major lines of thinking in modern European philosophy, from Kant to Freud and Derrida to Malabou, and how they provide a rich resource for every stage of conducting research. By getting students engaged in 'how to think' and 'how to do', Peim illustrates that thinking is in fact a vital part of how you do research and is not an aside. Essential aspects of the research endeavour are re-examined in the light of key philosophical positions to offer constructive potential, including: - defining the object; - giving an account of the field; - the relation to truth; - the process of writing and constructing a case; and - the value attributed to formal knowledge. Thinking in Education Research does not try to resolve the unresolved issues of research thinking but rather encourages readers to productively engage with them so that we can enhance the possibilities of research practice and find opportunities for its expansion and refinement. Throughout the chapters, clear and concise summaries of key philosophical positions and ideas are complemented with boxed accounts of how the philosophical debates discussed can be applied to real research projects. These features encourage the reader to consider how they can develop thinking and apply theory at every stage of their own research. This is essential reading for any educational research methods student or practicing researcher for important ways of thinking afresh about research methodology.
Categories: Education

Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education

Redefining Scientific Thinking for Higher Education

This book examines the learning and development process of students’ scientific thinking skills. Universities should prepare students to be able to make judgements in their working lives based on scientific evidence.

Author: Mari Murtonen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030242152

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 348

This book examines the learning and development process of students’ scientific thinking skills. Universities should prepare students to be able to make judgements in their working lives based on scientific evidence. However, an understanding of how these thinking skills can be developed is limited. This book introduces a new broad theory of scientific thinking for higher education; in doing so, redefining higher-order thinking abilities as scientific thinking skills. This includes critical thinking and understanding the basics of science, epistemic maturity, research and evidence-based reasoning skills and contextual understanding. The editors and contributors discuss how this concept can be redefined, as well as the challenges educators and students may face when attempting to teach and learn these skills. This edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars of student scientific skills and higher-order thinking abilities.
Categories: Education

Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education

Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education

A new addition to the Research on Teaching Thinking and Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, to Masters degree and PhD students in this field, and to anyone interested in developing ...

Author: Li Li

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351581578

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 237

Across the world, education is being restructured to include greater focus on developing critical and creative skills. In second language education, research suggests that cognition and language development are closely related. Yet despite increasing interest in the teaching of thinking skills, critical thinking has not been widely intergrated into language teaching. Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education presents a range of investigations exploring the relationship between thinking skills and creativity, and second language education. Focusing on cognitive, affective, social, and emotional perspectives, this book highlights current research and raises questions that will set the direction for future research. Its aims are as follows: Provide an in-depth understanding of the link between second language development and thinking skills. Consider approaches to developing thinking skills in second language instruction. Examine practices in implementing thinking skills in second language learning. Offer an updated list of sources of information on thinking skills in second language education. A new addition to the Research on Teaching Thinking and Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, to Masters degree and PhD students in this field, and to anyone interested in developing thinking skills.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education explores the effective methods and tools being used to integrate the development of critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Author: Wisdom, Sherrie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466684126

Category: Education

Page: 568

View: 266

The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed. While much has been written regarding the ‘lack’ of critical thinking, less has been written on the success of methods implemented to develop this fundamental skill. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education explores the effective methods and tools being used to integrate the development of critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Due to the difficulties associated with teaching critical thinking skills to learners of any age, this publication is a crucial addition to the scholarly reference works available to pre-service and early career teachers, seasoned educational professionals, professors across disciplines, curriculum specialists, and educational administrators.
Categories: Education

Design Research on Learning and Thinking in Educational Settings

Design Research on Learning and Thinking in Educational Settings

Assessment in Education, 6, 101–116. Dede, C. (2005a). Commentary: The growing utilization of designbased research. Contemporary Issues in Technology and ...

Author: David Yun Dai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136956300

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 848

The key question this book addresses is how to identify and create optimal conditions for the kind of learning and development that is especially important for effectively functioning in the 21st century. Taking a new approach to this long-debated issue, it looks at how a design research-based science of learning (with its practical models and related design research) can provide insights and integrated models of how human beings actually function and grow in the social dynamics of educational settings with all their affordances and constraints. More specifically: How can specific domains or subject matters be taught for broad intellectual development? How can technology be integrated in enhancing human functioning? How can the social organization of classroom learning be optimized to create social norms for promoting deep intellectual engagement and personal growth? Part I is concerned with broad conceptual and technical issues regarding cultivating intellectual potential, with a focus on how design research might fill in an important a niche in addressing these issues. Part II presents specific design work in terms of design principles, models, and prototypes.
Categories: Education

Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students

Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students

Critical analysis, modeling, case studies, worked examples and reflective tasks are used to engage the reader with the text - building both skills and confidence. This book is part of the Study Skills in Education Series.

Author: Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781446293683

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 919

Revised and extended to cover critical reflection and evaluation of information resources, this new edition of Critical Thinking Skills for Education Students is a practical and user-friendly text to help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages students to adopt this way of thinking to enrich their personal and professional development. The text helps students to develop their self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. Critical analysis, modeling, case studies, worked examples and reflective tasks are used to engage the reader with the text - building both skills and confidence. This book is part of the Study Skills in Education Series. This series addresses key study skills in the context of education courses, helping students identify their weaknesses, increase their confidence and realise their academic potential. Titles in this series are suitable for students on: any course of Initial Teacher Training leading to QTS; a degree in Education or Education Studies; a degree in Early Years or Early Childhood Education; a foundation degree in any education related subject discipline. Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds is Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) at Kingston University. Brenda Judge is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Elaine McCreery is Head of Primary, Early Years and Education Studies programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University. Patrick Jones, now retired, was Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research

Students using this book will understand how and why researchers think like they do.

Author: W. Newton Suter

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004907938

Category: Education

Page: 465

View: 896

Engaging, informative, and easy to follow, Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. W. Newton Suter's makes research accessible to teachers and equips them with the skills and understanding that enable the evaluation of published research including quantitative, qualitative, and action research. Suter emphasizes that the ability to think clearly about research methods, reason through complex problems, and evaluate published research are important in today's changing educational landscape. Students using this book will understand how and why researchers think like they do.
Categories: Education

Deeper Learning Dialogic Learning and Critical Thinking

Deeper Learning  Dialogic Learning  and Critical Thinking

This is despite the fact that there are educational researchers who are developing and evaluating strategies for such promotion.

Author: Emmanuel Manalo

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367262258

Category: Communication in education

Page: 364

View: 677

Deeper learning, dialogic learning, and critical thinking are essential capabilities in the 21st-century environments we now operate. Apart from being important in themselves, they are also crucial in enabling the acquisition of many other 21st-century skills/capabilities such as problem solving, collaborative learning, innovation, information and media literacy, and so on. However, the majority of teachers in schools and instructors in higher education are inadequately prepared for the task of promoting deeper learning, dialogic learning, and critical thinking in their students. This is despite the fact that there are educational researchers who are developing and evaluating strategies for such promotion. The problem is bridging the gap between the educational researchers' work and what gets conveyed to teachers and instructors as evidence-based, usable strategies. This book addresses that gap: in it, leading scholars from around the world describe strategies they have developed for successfully cultivating students' capabilities for deeper learning and transfer of what they learn, dialogic learning and effective communication, and critical thought. They explore connections in the promotion of these capabilities, and they provide, in accessible form, research evidence demonstrating the efficacy of the strategies. They also discuss answers to the questions of how and why the strategies work. A seminal resource, this book creates tangible links between innovative educational research and classroom teaching practices to address the all-important question of how we can realize our ideals for education in the 21st century. It is a must read for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators and professional developers, and educational researchers who truly care that we deliver education that will prepare and serve students for life.
Categories: Communication in education

Educational Research and Innovation Fostering Students Creativity and Critical Thinking What it Means in School

Educational Research and Innovation Fostering Students  Creativity and Critical Thinking What it Means in School

The OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation's (CERI) project on “Fostering and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education” ...

Author: Vincent-Lancrin Stéphan

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264684003

Category:

Page: 350

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Creativity and critical thinking are key skills for complex, globalised and increasingly digitalised economies and societies. While teachers and education policy makers consider creativity and critical thinking as important learning goals, it is still unclear to many what it means to develop these skills in a school setting. To make it more visible and tangible to practitioners, the OECD worked with networks of schools and teachers in 11 countries to develop and trial a set of pedagogical resources that exemplify what it means to teach, learn and make progress in creativity and critical thinking in primary and secondary education.
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Curriculum Pedagogy and Educational Research

Curriculum  Pedagogy and Educational Research

In this book, renowned educationalists describe Stenhouse’s contribution to education, explore the contemporary relevance of his thinking and bring his work and legacy to the attention of a wide range of students, teachers, teacher ...

Author: John Elliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136733895

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 489

This book describes Stenhouse’s contribution to education, explores the contemporary relevance of his thinking and brings his work to the attention of a wide range of students, teachers, teacher educators and others involved in education.
Categories: Education

Educational Research

Educational Research

This accessible and engaging text will introduce students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from classroom settings,organisations, or wider professional activities.

Author: John O'Toole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: PSU:000067846573

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 795

For many teachers and teacher education students, research is an initially daunting prospect. This accessible and engaging text will introduce students to the broad field of educational research demonstrating how to use research to think about issues arising from classroom settings,organisations, or wider professional activities. It provides students with the confidence to address firstly the basic principles, imperatives and theoretical approaches, and then explains how to tackle the necessary processes and procedures.
Categories: Education

Varieties of Thinking

Varieties of Thinking

A collection of essays discussing the philosophical perspectives of thinking and education, this book considers such subjects as the development of education, the role of micro-computers in science education and theories of education.

Author: V. A. Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018295728

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 643

A collection of essays discussing the philosophical perspectives of thinking and education, this book considers such subjects as the development of education, the role of micro-computers in science education and theories of education.
Categories: Education

Education and Theory

Education and Theory

'... a masterpiece ... long overdue' Professor Judy Sebba, University of Sussex and member of 2008 RAE panel for Education "This is an exceptional book - and one that should be essential reading for anyone seriously thinking about ...

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015070771368

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 666

Provides a critical review of different theoretical positions. This book examines what theory means and questions whether the confidence in educational theory is justified. It looks at what theory is, and what use it has in education and examines some theoretically significant influences on educational thought and practice in the 20th century.
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Critical Voices in Science Education Research

Critical Voices in Science Education Research

This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through ...

Author: Jesse Bazzul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319999906

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 269

This book is a collection of narratives from a diverse array of science education researchers that elucidate some of the difficulties of becoming a science education researcher and/or science teacher educator, with the hope that through solidarity, commonality, and “telling the story”, justice-oriented science education researchers will feel more supported in their own journeys. Being a scholar and teacher that sees science education as a space for justice, and thinking/being different, entry into this disciplinary field often comes with tense moments and personal difficulties. The chapter authors of this book break into many painful, awkward, and seemingly nebulous topics, including the intersectional nuances of what it means to be a researcher in the contexts of epistemic rigidness, white supremacy, and neoliberal restructuring. Of course these contexts become different depending on how teachers, students, and researchers are constituted within them (as racialized/sexed/gendered/disposable/valued subjects). We hope that within these narratives readers will identify with similar struggles in terms of what it means to desire to “do good in the world”, while facing subtle and not-so-subtle institutional, personal cultural, and political challenges.
Categories: Science

Thinking about Education

Thinking about Education

In T. S. Popkewitz & B. R. Tabachnick (Eds.), The study of schooling: Field based methodologies in educational research and evaluation (pp. 265-272).

Author: Erskine S. Dottin

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015017711857

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 290

This is a collection of papers from the Southeast Philosophy of Education Society proceedings that highlight the intellectual diversity of the society and exemplify the array of analytical approaches to the study of education. Educational problems and issues such as academic freedom, teacher education, pedagogical methodology, educational research, church/state relations, special education, the American dropout problem, and moral education are among the issues discussed. The issues and problems are examined and analyzed from different interpretive, normative and critical perspectives with the purpose of highlighting some of the on-going issues confronting educators today. Includes various modes of philosophical analyses.
Categories: Education