ERIC Number: ED289826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-2
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A Model for Applying Knowledge to Practice in Education.
Grunewald, Robert N.
A model is proposed for facilitating the application of knowledge to practice in education, constructed around a theory of the use of concepts in the various contexts of professional practice. A definition of the term "educational practice" as it is generally understood is followed by a discussion of concepts as instruments for developing educational theory. The model illustrates a range of contexts within which practical activity occurs, and describes the following relevant contexts: (1) the teacher as an individual; (2) the teaching/learning activity as it occurs in the classroom; (3) the larger context of the school; (4) the professional practice as it occurs within the context of a local educational authority or agency; (5) the context of more formal knowledge; and (6) the context of the wider society. A discussion is presented on how concepts function in the consideration of operational theory in a range of contexts. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Studies Association (Chicago, IL, November 8, l987).