Re: Blog on unplugging teacher training
- Not to mentions the "lies, damned lies and statistics" :-)
--- In email@example.com, Robert Haines <hainesrm@...> wrote:
> I agree with you, Daniel, that "personal experience, feedback from
> students' and colleagues and the like are all a form of research"
(...) I find that, in a
> culture like the United States, obsessed with facts and figures,
> qualitative research still doesn't seem to carry the weight of the
> quantitative sort.
- One confusion in the post-modern world is that: experimental methods=empirical. Not quite true. Controlled experimental methods are but one type of empirical approach.
I think this would be a good question to hear from the lot of you on--that is, what 'research traditions' does Dogme draw on? What traditions should it draw on?
I'm going to argue for not the 'lone romantic scholar' tradition but rather 'phenomenological'. I think we can re-claim some rationalism and empiricism from the naive positivists and their SPSS programs.
Also I would argue that one of the most basic and most generalizable forms of 'classroom research ' is simply the lesson plan and the 'template' activity that is designed to help many other teachers to use, with adaptation to their own situations, a given task.