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    The problem of educational theory

    Siegel, Stefan T and Biesta, Gert (2022) The problem of educational theory. Policy Futures in Education, 20 (5). pp. 537-548. ISSN 1478-2103

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    This interview sheds light on current developments threatening the disciplinary ‘heart’ of education. Taking a starting point in the continental ‘configuration’ of the field, Gert Biesta and Stefan T Siegel argue that there are forms of theory considered distinctively educational. Based on this premise, they discuss why defining educational theories (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Theorien) is so challenging, and why it is nevertheless a rewarding endeavour. By distinguishing between (genuinely) educational theories in a narrow sense and (educationally relevant) theories in a wider sense, Biesta and Siegel attempt to tackle the problem of educational theory and to stimulate the discourse on theorizing education

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Siegel, S.T. & Biesta, G. 2021, "The Problem of educational theory", Policy futures in education, vol. 20, no. Online First, pp. 12-Online First<12.
    Keywords: Educational theory; philosophy of education; educational studies; academic disciplines; purposes of theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 17510
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    Depositing User: Gert Biesta
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2023 11:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Policy Futures in Education
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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