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Biesta, Gert – European Educational Research Journal, 2015
In this paper I focus on a split within the field of educational research between those who approach education as an activity or practice governed by "cause-effect" relationships and those who see education as a human event of communication, meaning making and interpretation. Rather than just arguing against the former and in favour of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Biesta, Gert – European Educational Research Journal, 2006
This article provides an analysis of shifts that have taken place in policy discourses on lifelong learning by organisations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. The article documents the shifts in these discourses over time,…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Role of Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles