Is educational theory dead?
Wilf Carr argues that it is, here (follow the links): Carr, W. (2006) Education without theory, British Journal of Educational Studies, 54(2) 136-159.
For future sessions, please nominate texts so we have a variety of stimuli to set us thinking, discussing and generally disturbing the brain cells. The ‘default’ texts for the remainder of this term are (click on the titles and follow links):
Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being, American Psychologist, 55 (1), 68-78.
Gee, J. P. (2000) Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research in Education, Review of Research in Education, 25 (1), 99-125.
Beijaard D., Paulien, C. Meijer, & Verloop, N. (2004) Reconsidering research on teachers’ professional identity, Teaching and Teacher Education, 20 (2) 107-128.
Anderson, G. L. and Herr, K. The New Paradigm Wars: Is There Room for Rigorous Practitioner Knowledge in Schools and Universities?, Educational Researcher, 28 (5) 12-40.
Heron, J., & Reason, P. (1997). A Participatory Inquiry Paradigm, Qualitative Inquiry, 3(3), 274-294.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoons in the library and reading your comments on this blog.