Conferência | THE IMPRACTICALITY OF PRACTICAL RESEARCH: OECD’s PISA AND TEACHER EDUCATION | Thomas S. Popkewitz

O Curso de Doutoramento em Educação Artística ( dEA ), da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (FBAUP) e o Programa Doutoral em Ciências da Educação, da Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (FPCEUP) recebem Thomas S. Popkewitz para uma conferência intitulada The Impracticality of Practical Research: OECD’s PISA and teacher education.

“THE IMPRACTICALITY OF PRACTICAL RESEARCH: OECD’s PISA AND TEACHER EDUCATION”

ABSTRACT

I have been recently studying the International Comparative of School Performances for a report to the Swedish Science Foundation and Ministry of Education and, at a different layer, research on teacher practices and the reform of teacher education. These very different levels of educational research are directed towards improving the quality of teachers and student outcomes. Yet in reading what are directed at very different layers of educational phenomena and deploy different methods (qualitative and quantitative approaches), I was struck by the overlap in the system of reason that gave focus to teaching, learning, childhood, and curriculum and the problem of change. In this talk, I discuss this way of reasoning in four parts:

  1. Outlining the characteristics of each research program as strategies of change;

  2. Considering research as salvation themes about the Desired Future Teacher (and Society) To Actualize by the research;

  3. Exploring the research less about improving practices but as making kind of persons. These people entail the desired capabilities and characteristics of not only the teacher but connect the teacher to changing the trilogy of the child/family/community of those who come to school;

  4. Concluding with how research on practice is not a theory of change but conserves the existing framework of schooling and its hierarchies that compares, divides and excludes/abjects in its efforts to include.

Local | Auditório 1 |  FPCEUP | Rua Alfredo Allen ( Metro do Porto – Linha D – à saída da Estação do Pólo Universitário) 
Data | 27 de março
Hora | 18h00