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Practice Methodologies in Education Research

1st Edition

Edited by Julianne Lynch, Julie Rowlands, Trevor Gale, Stephen Parker

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280 pages

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pub: 2019-11-01
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Practice theory has become integral to much education research, where practice theories are taken up to avoid conceptual dichotomies such as agency–structure, virtual–physical, human–nonhuman, reproduction–change, and realism–relativism. This book explores the methodological approaches researchers have developed that respond to practice theory, and what these look like in practice. Each chapter takes up philosophical challenges provoked by a practice theory and illustrates and discusses methodological responses to those challenges. Examining a broad range of practice theories, the book provides a particular focus on the onto-epistemological challenges of these theories.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to practice methodologies by Julianne Lynch (Deakin University), Julie Rowlands (Deakin University), Trevor Gale (The University of Glasgow) and Stephen Parker (The University of Glasgow)
  2. PART I: THE FACILITY OF THEORY

  3. The challenge of Bourdieu’s relational ontology for international comparative research in academic governance practice by Julie Rowlands (Deakin University)
  4. Corporatised fabrications: the methodological challenges of professional biographies at a time of neoliberalisation by Steven J. Courtney (The University of Manchester) and Helen M. Gunter (The University of Manchester)
  5. Keeping the background in view: Social imaginaries and Charles Taylor’s strategy for researching practices by Steven Hodge (Griffith University) and Stephen Parker (The University of Glasgow)
  6. Dialectical Methodology for Human Practice as Mind-in-Activity: Implications for Method, Data and Theory by Peter Sawchuk (University of Toronto)
  7. PART II: STRUCTURE-AGENCY EMBODIMENTS

  8. Researching Social Justice Dispositions in Pedagogic Work: Provoking teachers and head teachers to speak their habitus by Trevor Gale (The University of Glasgow), Russell Cross (Melbourne Graduate School of Education), Carmen Mills (The University of Queensland) & Stephen Parker (The University of Glasgow)
  9. Problematizing teacher professional practice: A critical realist approach by Tebeje Molla (Deakin University) & Andrea Nolan (Deakin University)
  10. Looking up through fields: Vertically integrated research methods for studying educational practice by Julia Miller (University of Kentucky), Joseph Ferrare (University of Kentucky) & Michael Apple (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  11. Playing with ethnographic data on classroom practice by Catherine Doherty (The University of Glasgow)
  12. PART III: MORE-THAN-HUMAN PRACTICE ECOLOGIES

  13. The temporal fabric of research methods: Posthuman social sciences and the digital data deluge by Liz de Freitas (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  14. Fractal methods for re-thinking ethnographic site studies by Dr Julianne Lynch (Deakin University) & Joanne O’Mara (Deakin University)
  15. Unpacking practice: The challenges and possibilities afforded by sociomaterial ethnography by Dr Anna MacLeod (Dalhousie University), Ms Olga Kits (Dalhousie University), Dr Jonathan Tummons (Durham University), Dr Rola Ajjawi (Deakin University) & Dr Paula Cameron (Dalhousie University)
  16. PART IV: ENACTING A PRACTICE-MULTIPLE

  17. A praxiography of the academic expert: An idiosyncratic attempt at non-becoming a public scholar by Taylor Webb (University of British Columbia)
  18. What is an inaugural professorial lecture? Exploring academic practices through diffractive listing by Eva Petersen (Roskilde University)

About the Editors

Julianne Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy at Deakin University, Australia.

Julie Rowlands is Senior Lecturer in Education Leadership at Deakin University, Australia.

Trevor Gale is Professor of Education Policy and Social Justice, and Head of the School of Education at the University of Glasgow, UK.

Stephen Parker is a Research Fellow in Education Policy and Social Justice at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is also Managing Editor of Critical Studies in Education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General