ERIC Number: EJ814237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Inside Pasteur's Quadrant: Knowledge Production in a Profession
Tierney, William G.; Holley, Karri A.
Educational Studies, v34 n4 p289-297 Oct 2008
In this paper, we examine the current state of educational research through the framework of "use-inspired" knowledge. Previous discussions regarding the nature of educational research have disproportionately focused on the soft/applied nature of knowledge in the discipline or a need for methodological priority. After acknowledging these arguments, we consider the role of education as a professional discipline in American colleges and universities, and explore the inherent relationship between researchers and practitioners. Use-inspired knowledge prioritises practice, encourages translational research, fosters interdisciplinarity and dissolves rigid educational structures.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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