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Cole, David R. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
Using Deleuzian theory for educational research and practice has become an increasingly popular activity (e.g., Cole 2011). However, there are many theoretical complexities to the straightforward application of Deleuze to the educational context. For example, the 'new materialism' that Deleuze refers to in the 1960s takes its inspiration from…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Educational Research, Humanism
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Saari, Antti – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2016
The article discusses the allegedly decontextualized and ahistorical traits in positivist educational research and curriculum by examining its emergence in early twentieth-century empirical education. Edward Lee Thorndike's educational psychology is analyzed as a case in point. It will be shown that Thorndike's positivist educational psychology…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Educational History
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Corrado, Gail – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
Ability and achievement are not traits: they are relations. Mistaking traits for relations has a history even in science (our understanding of gravity). This mistake is possibly responsible for the lackluster performance of the results of our educational research when we have tried to use it to inform policy. It is particularly troublesome for…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Problems, Physics, Definitions
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Lundahl, Lisbeth – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
Two related aspects of the present "knowledge capitalism" stage of globalisation are discussed in this article: the transformation of education to make it more directly supportive of educational growth and competition, and the growing demands on educational research to provide scientific evidence for education policy and practice, using narrowly…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Systems, Educational Research, Global Approach
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Thompson, Christiane – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
In this paper, I address the question of how a philosophically enriched view of method might inform both educational theory and educational research. The first part of the paper elaborates recent discussions on "philosophical method" in the educational-philosophical discourse. These discussions point toward the importance of analyzing the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Research, Philosophy, Methods
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Martin, Jack; McLellan, Ann-Marie – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2008
The multiplicity of definitions and conceptions of self-regulation that typifies contemporary research on self-regulation in psychology and educational psychology is examined. This examination is followed by critical analyses of theory and research in educational psychology that reveal not only conceptual confusions, but misunderstandings of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Psychology, Criticism, Intervention
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Strand, Torill – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2005
This article contends that Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) may enhance our understanding of educational beliefs and that Peirce's logic may be a tool to distinguish between a dogmatic and a pragmatic justification of such beliefs. The first part of the article elaborates on Peirce's comprehension of beliefs as mediated, socially situated and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Beliefs, Social Influences
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Johansson, Eva – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Analyzes morality as lived, and morality as rationality of thought in pre-school children. Argues that small children have a morality, but that it is lived rather than reflected upon. Highlights the importance of the ontological basis and its role in determining what becomes possible for a researcher to study. (Contains 12 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Philosophy