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ERIC Number: EJ828248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Action Research, Stories and Practical Philosophy
Cotton, Tony; Griffiths, Morwenna
Educational Action Research, v15 n4 p545-560 Dec 2007
This collaborative piece written by a philosopher/action researcher and an action researcher/philosopher explores the use of practical philosophy as a tool in action research. The paper explores the connection to be made between what we refer to, roughly, as "theory" and "practice" (while never losing hold of either). The connection is made around ideas of "practical philosophy" and social justice. The authors suggest that "practical philosophy" might develop as a "philosophy in human practices". It begins from the understanding that philosophy is rooted in social practice, with philosophy in educational practices being rooted in educational practice. The paper goes on to explore the use of "little stories" as a way into the diversity of significant particularities. Finally the links are drawn with action research. It is argued that the process of reconceptualisation is itself an action that will make a difference as part of a series of action research cycles. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom