ERIC Number: ED428087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
What Does Application of Research Mean within a Constructivist Framework?
Erion, R. L.; Steinley, Gary
What it means to use research is a potentially contentious topic. With the emphasis on constructivist approaches in teacher education programs, the traditional explanations involving generalizability are inadequate in that there is no consideration of what the user brings to the use. Discussion of the various ways in which use can be framed leads to consideration of whether constructivism implies a single way to frame use. Viewing research as informing theory that, in turn, informs decision making may be a more fruitful, if less controlling, way for researchers to see the results of their research actually used by practitioners. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Chico Hot Springs, MT, October 8-10, 1998).