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ERIC Number: EJ1129523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Generating Knowledge in a Learning Study--From the Perspective of a Teacher Researcher
Thorsten, Anja
Educational Action Research, v25 n1 p140-154 2017
The purpose of this article is to discuss and describe how a clinical research method can be used to generate knowledge about teaching and learning. This will be addressed from a teacher researcher's perspective, taking a conducted Learning Study as the departure. Learning Study is an interventionist, iterative and collaborative research approach, focusing on the teaching of an object of learning. The actual study was conducted by a teacher researcher leading a teacher research team in a study about story-writing in primary school. The research process and the results are discussed using four areas that are described as dichotomies by Labaree (Labaree, D.F. 2003. "The Peculiar Problems of Preparing Educational Researchers." "Educational Researcher" 32 (4): 13-22). Labaree states that teacher researchers need to go from being normative, experimental, personal and particular to being analytical, theoretical, intellectual and universal. By using examples from the Learning Study, I argue that these areas do not have to be seen as dichotomies; instead they can be combined and intertwined. Thus, in a Learning Study, elements from both the teaching practice and the academic practice matter, thus enhancing the possibility that results are useful for practitioners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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