Critical research methodology

  • Skovsmose, Ole (Project Participant)
  • Borba, Marcelo (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    The idea is to develop a research methodology, which resonates with a critical education. In much research, as expressed by a "naturalistic" paradigm, the aim of research is to clarify what might exist, and the role of the researcher has been pointed as to do observations trying not to influence what is observed. The intention is to analyse research as a participatory enterprise. The quality of participatory research is analysed with reference to the relationship between a current situation in the classroom (CS), an imagined situation (IS) which has been suggested as an idealised educational possibility and, finally, an arranged situation (AS) which is an experimental practice. Particular processes are discussed: "Pedagogical imagination", which represents a relationship between the CS and the IS; "practical organisation", which represents a relationship between the CS and the AS; and, finally, "explorative reasoning", which represents the justification of the insight of the IS, based on a study of the AS. The quality of critical research can then be discussed in terms of "pedagogical imagination", "practical organisation" and "critical reasoning" – i.e. in terms of cooperation between students, teachers and researchers. This approach to research and educational development has now been applied in a number of studies in South Africa, Brazil and Denmark.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date19/05/2010 → …

    Research Output

    • 2 Book chapter

    Research Methodology and Critical Mathematics Education

    Skovsmose, O. & Borba, M., 2004, Researching the Socio-Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education: Issues of Power inTheory and Methodology. Valero, P. ; Zevenbergen, R. (eds.) (ed.). Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 207-226

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

    Kritisk forskning: pædagogisk udforskning

    Skovsmose, O., 2003, Utvikling av matematikundervisning i samspill mellom praksis of forskning : Nordisk konferanse i matematikkdidaktikk ved NTNU 18. og 19. november 2002. Trondheim: TAPIR Akademisk Forlag, (Skriftserie for Najonalt Senter for Matematik i Oplæring; No. 1).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearch