publication . Article . Conference object . 2014

The Social Making of Educational Theory: Unraveling How to Understand the Content, Emergence, and Transformation of Educational Theory

Christian Sandbjerg Hansen; Trine Øland;
Open Access Danish
  • Published: 01 Nov 2014 Journal: Nordic Journal of Educational History, volume 1, issue 2, pages 3-26 (issn: 2001-7766, eissn: 2001-9076, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Umeå University
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
<jats:p>This article discusses the study of educational theories and ideas. Based on analyses of primarily the Danish scene, positing similarities with the other Nordic countries, we identify and investigate three main and today dominating approaches: a philosophical approach focusing on the content of the ‘great’ thinkers’ ideas, their logical-coherence and/or moral-ethical value; a historical approach centering on individuals and their educational ideas expressed as views in a realistic and contextual story; and a Foucauldian approach which analyzes educational ideas and theories through their place in power-knowledge constellations. On the backcloth of analys...
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free text keywords: educational theory, epistemology, philosophy, history, new sociology of ideas, educational theory, epistemology, philosophy, history, new sociology of ideas, Historia, Educational Sciences, Utbildningsvetenskap, lcsh:History of education, lcsh:LA5-2396, History of education, Epistemology, Ontology, Sociology, Philosophical methodology, Education theory, Making-of, Social space, Social history, Social environment, Social science
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