A1 Journal article (refereed)
Developing pedagogical practices under umbrellas of different colours (2019)
Pedagoogiliste arendusuuringute suunad

Heikkinen, H. L. T. (2019). Developing pedagogical practices under umbrellas of different colours. Eesti Haridusteaduste Ajakiri, 7(2), 23-39. https://doi.org/10.12697/eha.2019.7.2.02b

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.

Journal or series: Eesti Haridusteaduste Ajakiri

eISSN: 2346-562X

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 7

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 23-39

Publisher: Tartu ülikooli kirjastus

Place of Publication: Tartto

Publication country: Estonia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12697/eha.2019.7.2.02b

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67605


The aim of this article is to introduce different ways to conceptualise approaches
aimed at improving practices by combining practitioners’ professional work and
research. In historical terms, the oldest of these approaches is action research which
was introduced in the 1940’s. Thereafter, approaches combining practical work with
academic aspirations have been conceptualised in a number of ways, such as design
research, translational research, developmental work research (DWR) and practitioner
research, and their numerous versions and combinations. Secondly, the purpose of
this paper is, from a philosophical and theoretical perspective, to examine the relationship between theoretical and practical aims of research by integrating Aristotle’s
classical views on epistemology with the theory of knowledge and human interests
of Jürgen Habermas. The methodological approach of this article is a theoretical
and philosophical analysis of the literature.

Keywords: action research; pedagogy; sociology of knowledge; pedagogical thinking; didactics

Free keywords: action research; pedagogical development; knowledge and human interests; Aristotle; sociology of knowledge

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

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