Methodology in Educational Research. A Critical Constructive Perspective
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Original versionAakre, B.M. Methodology in Educational Research. A Critical Constructive Perspective. Techne A, 2011(16), p. 3-14
Educational research and research in teacher education seem to have become more important than ever before. Norway is about to implement a new and comprehensive reform of teacher education from 2010. Key elements in the reform are more emphasis on science and research, leadership, relevance for practice and more specialized programs. Some universities already made bachelor thesis compulsory in teacher education programs, and soon most teacher students will need to do a master thesis as part of their teacher qualification. However, what are good and relevant research topics and questions in education today? What kinds of methods are best suited for such research? This paper elaborate the challenge and give some examples base on critical constructive didactic.