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Rider, Sharon – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
Attempts to describe the essential features of the Western philosophical tradition can often be characterized as "boundary work", that is, the attempt to create, promote, attack, or reinforce specific notions of the 'philosophical' in order to demarcate it as a field of intellectual inquiry. During the last century, the dominant tendency…
Descriptors: Freedom, Philosophy, Western Civilization, Moral Values
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Gerjets, Peter; Scheiter, Katharina; Cierniak, Gabriele – Educational Psychology Review, 2009
In this paper, two methodological perspectives are used to elaborate on the value of cognitive load theory (CLT) as a scientific theory. According to the more traditional critical rationalism of Karl Popper, CLT cannot be considered a scientific theory because some of its fundamental assumptions cannot be tested empirically and are thus not…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Theories, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Criteria
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Perkinson, Henry J. – Higher Education Review, 2003
Uses Karl Popper's theory that knowledge is produced through continual trial conjectures and error elimination to argue that students are fallible creators of knowledge and that the primary role of the teacher is as a critic. (EV)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Epistemology, Higher Education, Learning
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Chai, Ching Sing; Lim, Cher Ping – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
In the face of rapid technological and economic developments globally, pre-service teacher education programs in the Asia-Pacific region are challenged to prepare teachers who are open to new ideas, new practices and information and communication technologies (ICT), to learn how to learn, unlearn and relearn, and to understand and accept the need…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Education Programs, Learning Strategies
Seong, Somi; Popper, Steven W.; Goldman, Charles A.; Evans, David K.; Grammich, Clifford A. – RAND Corporation, 2008
The Brain Korea 21 program (BK21), an effort to improve Korean universities and research, has attracted a great deal of attention in Korea, producing the need to understand how well the program is meeting its goals. RAND developed a logic model for identifying program goals and dynamics, suggested quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods,…
Descriptors: Models, Databases, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods
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Slater, Gloria – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
This paper examines the process by which all post-compulsory education in New Zealand has become integrated under one administrative structure, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), with the intention of developing a single coordinated system of tertiary education. In particular, adult and community education (ACE), the least formal and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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English, Fenwick W.; Ehrich, Lisa Catherine – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to establish the case that innovation in the theory and practice of educational administration/leadership is very unlikely to occur within the existing "doxa" of our times. By innovation is meant a novel conceptual or practical change in the field of practice. By "doxa" is meant the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices
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Robinson, Dan – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2005
Robinson interviews Juliet Popper Shaffer, a scientist, who graduated from Swarthmore College in 1953 and Stanford in 1957 with degrees in psychology and concentrations in math, philosophy, and statistics. In 2004 she received the second Florence Nightingale David award given biannually by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies to a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Biographies, Career Development, Scientists
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Blackman, Deborah; Connelly, James; Henderson, Steven – Learning Organization, 2004
This paper addresses doubts concerning the reliability of knowledge being created by double loop learning processes. Popper's ontological worlds are used to explore the philosophical basis of the way that individual experiences are turned into organisational knowledge, and such knowledge is used to generate organisational learning. The paper…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning Processes, Organizational Development, Knowledge Management
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Swann, Joanna – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2009
This paper draws on the philosophy of Karl Popper to present a descriptive evolutionary epistemology that offers philosophical solutions to the following related problems: "What happens when learning takes place?" and "What happens in human learning?" It provides a detailed analysis of how learning takes place without any direct transfer of…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Creativity, Learning
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Lipton, Peter – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2005
Is science in the truth business, discovering ever more about an independent and largely unobservable world? Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn, two of the most important figures in science studies in the 20th century, gave accounts of science that are in some tension with the truth view. Their central claims about science are considered here, along with…
Descriptors: Science Education, Ethics, Philosophy, Scientific Research
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Rees, Amanda – Great Plains Quarterly, 2005
The American Great Plains has gained and shed various regional meanings since Euro-American exploration began. From a desert to a garden to a dust bowl to a breadbasket, this region's identity has shifted radically and dramatically over the last 200 years. In the mid-1980s unusual things were happening on the Plains that suggested yet another…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Political Influences, Rural Areas, United States History
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Ohlsson, Stellan – Science and Education, 2000
Discusses the similarities between Kuhn's essay about scientific revolutions and Popper's idea of falsification. Assesses Kuhn's contribution to the theory of naturalism. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Naturalism, Philosophy, Science Education History
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Mellado, Vicente; Ruiz, Constantino; Bermejo, Maria Luisa; Jimenez, Roque – Science & Education, 2006
One of the most important topics on the international agenda in educational research is to gain an understanding of the processes of educational change in teachers and of the factors that favour or hinder it. Such understanding is, for instance, an essential element in planning and putting into practice initial and ongoing teacher education…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Research, Educational Change
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Umberger, Mary L. – Great Plains Quarterly, 2002
In 1987, Frank and Deborah Popper, a planner/geographer team from Rutgers University, proposed the Buffalo Commons. If implemented, the Buffalo Commons would have preserved a large area of the Great Plains, including land in ten states, in a national park to be used by exiting Native American reservations, and for the reintroduction of buffalo.
Descriptors: Parks, United States History, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
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