Creating a living-educational-theory from questions of the kind, ‘how do I improve my practice?’ 30 years on with Living Theory research.

Whitehead, Jack (2019) Creating a living-educational-theory from questions of the kind, ‘how do I improve my practice?’ 30 years on with Living Theory research. Educational Journal of Living Theories, 12 (2). pp. 1-19.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Available under License CC BY-NC-ND

Download (190kB) | Preview

Abstract

30 years ago, a paper of mine, Creating a living-educational theory from questions of the kind, ‘how do I improve my practice?’ was published, that is most often referenced in relation to Living Theory research. The paper still offers an easy introduction to my ideas about living-educational-theory. I revisit the paper in order to share my present understanding of Living Theory research and living-educational-theories. I have used the hypertext facility enabled by EJOLTS, to update the six headings of the 1989 paper with my 2019 insights.
I also use the latest technology to include digital visual data to
communicate the meanings of educational practices and educational relationships. I use these data to show how I clarify and communicate the meanings of my embodied and ontological values. I use these as explanatory principles and standards of judgment in explanations of educational influences in my own learning, in the learning of others and in the learning of the social formations that influence my practice and understandings.
I provide evidence from universities around the world that
living-educational-theory accounts (valid values-based explanations of educational influences in learning) have been recognised as contributing to global academic knowledge and discourse. I conclude the paper by focusing on enhancing the influence of Living Theory research as a contribution to a global social movement with values of human flourishing and projections into the future.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Educational Journal of Living Theories
Publisher: EJOLTS
ISSN: 2009-1788
Related URL(s):
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 14:47
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 23:22
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5356

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year



Downloads each year

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item