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ERIC Number: EJ943710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
The Research of Transformational Education Processes: Exemplary Considerations on the Relation of the Philosophy of Education and Educational Research
Koller, Hans-Christoph
European Educational Research Journal, v10 n3 p375-382 2011
Confronted with the choice of "either" insisting on the inevitability of philosophic reflection and thus risking being neglected by research funding and the policy of offering chairs or of giving up on its philosophical orientation and also becoming committed to empirical research, this article suggests a third option for the Philosophy of Education, consisting of a combination of philosophic reflection and empirical research. By the example of the concept of transformational processes of "Bildung" it will be demonstrated that philosophical reflection is indeed indispensible but may be productively combined with empirical research. As this concept takes up the classical idea of "Bildung", as it was developed by Wilhelm von Humboldt, first the relation of this suggestion to this tradition will be sketched. In working out the concept of transformational processes of "Bildung" the article will then refer to Bernhard Waldenfels' concept of the foreign. As a conclusion the article will indicate what a kind of empirical educational research might look like which aims at researching transformational processes of "Bildung". (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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