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Pragmatic investigation: studies of meaning-making in educational practices
(SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses)
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses, RISPA)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
Örebro University, Department of Education. (SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses)
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences. (SMED - Studies of Meaning making in Educational Discourses, RISPA)
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2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this paper is to present and discuss a pragmatic approach for studies of meaning-making in different educational practices. The approach – built on a framework developed within the SMED-group (Studies of Meaning-making in Educational Discourses) at the universities of Uppsala and Örebro – is illustrated in a number of empirical studies. The main point of departure in the studies is taken in pragmatic curriculum theory and sociocultural perspectives on learning, and is inspired mainly by John Dewey, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Michel Foucault. A special focus is directed to communication practices and content selection within Physical education, Environmental education and Science education. A common ambition is to offer a language that enables studies and discussions on questions concerning how meanings are made in people’s actions. Another ambition is to make these investigations beyond assumptions of dualisms, essentialism, causality and determinism. In this perspective learning and socialisation is viewed in communicative perspective. Therefore, many of the studies are built on video recorded classroom conversations, but also on analysis of various kinds of written texts. We argue in the paper that this approach makes it possible to study meaning-making – learning and socialisation – in different kinds of educational practices.

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2008.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3646OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-3646DiVA, id: diva2:137944
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NFPF/NERA Conference 2008
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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