It's all very well, in theory: Theoretical perspectives and their applications in contemporary pedagogical research

Macdonald, Doune, Kirk, David, Metzler, Michael, Nilges, Lynda, Schempp, Paul and Wright, Jan (2002) It's all very well, in theory: Theoretical perspectives and their applications in contemporary pedagogical research. Quest, 54 2: 133-156. doi:10.1080/00336297.2002.10491771


Author Macdonald, Doune
Kirk, David
Metzler, Michael
Nilges, Lynda
Schempp, Paul
Wright, Jan
Title It's all very well, in theory: Theoretical perspectives and their applications in contemporary pedagogical research
Journal name Quest   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-6297
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/00336297.2002.10491771
Volume 54
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 156
Total pages 24
Editor J. M. Dunn
Place of publication Champaign, Ill
Publisher Human Kinetics
Language eng
Subject 330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract Current debates about educational theory are concerned with the relationship between knowledge and power and thereby issues such as who possesses a truth and how have they arrived at it, what questions are important to ask, and how should they best be answered. As such, these debates revolve around questions of preferred, appropriate, and useful theoretical perspectives. This paper overviews the key theoretical perspectives that are currently used in physical education pedagogy research and considers how these inform the questions we ask and shapes the conduct of research. It also addresses what is contested with respect to these perspectives. The paper concludes with some cautions about allegiances to and use of theories in line with concerns for the applicability of educational research to pressing social issues.
Keyword Pedagogy
Theory
Curriculum
Teacher-education
School Physical-education
Education & Educational Research
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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