ERIC Number: EJ744091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Engaging Graduate Education: A Pedagogy for Epistemological and Theoretical Diversity
Gunzenhauser, Michael Gerard; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia I.
Review of Higher Education, v29 n3 p319-346 Spr 2006
In the wake of paradigmatic and methodological wars, a post-paradigmatic time of epistemological and theoretical diversity in educational research calls for rethinking graduate education. The authors argue for an engaged pedagogy, which represents a shift in emphasis from instrumental training in research methods to an approach in which students develop appreciation for complex possibilities. Through a pedagogy informed by Freire, Noddings, and hooks, the authors suggest that graduate students, valued as knowing subjects, may enrich their investigations of educational problems and questions with epistemologies and theoretical perspectives that value their individual identities and inform their "life-projects."
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Methodology
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