“Epistemology of educational research” deals with issues relating to educational research, focusing its attention on links between theoretical and practical research.
Starting from a perspective according to which educational research is a process which aims at constructing practical knowledge based on rigorous method (rigorously structured), the course introduces students to the essentials of epistemology of pedagogical knowledge, which is open and not defined, and whose development needs to be constantly rooted in experience. Indeed, qualitative research in pedagogy will be taken into deep consideration.
The course considers different types of:
The course takes two modules:
- a theoretical module relating to the analysis of research paradigms;
- a practical module providing students with operative skills relating to the right ways of conducting interviews as well as analysing them critically.
(a) Mortari, L., Ricercare e riflettere, Carocci, Roma, 2010.
(b) Mortari, L. La ricerca per i bambini. Mondadori, Milano, 2009.
(c ) Mortari, L. Apprendere dall’esperienza. Carocci, Roma 2010 (VIII ristampa).
Written exam with open-ended questions.
The course program is valid for one academic year only, i.e. for three exam sessions (corresponding to six exam dates). On order to allow correspondence between course content and academic year, students are only allowed to take the exam with the program of the year in progress.
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