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ERIC Number: EJ764197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Better Safe than Sorry? Risk and Educational Research
Lindqvist, Per; Nordanger, Ulla Karin
Educational Studies, v33 n1 p15-27 Mar 2007
This paper presents the argument that education and the teaching profession have been saturated by a new form of risk consciousness and risk consideration. The aim is to shed light on this issue and present a number of empirical examples and questions of interest in educational research. Furthermore, the paper presents some of the central theories regarding risk and an attempt is made to relate these theories to an epistemological framework. The article also emphasizes the problems and issues that arise from the way teachers think, experience and manage risk in their daily work, and examines how this affects their didactic intentions and, in the long run, also the pupils' learning potential. It is the intention of the authors, in the scientific as well as in the professional discussion, to reintroduce the positive connections between teaching and risk zones, as well as between professional development and risk taking. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden