Theorising Education shows basic theoretical moves for the educational imagination by stripping each move down to its most elementary function. The author opens out five basic theoretical moves – each one able to be used with the others, so that, by the end of the book, you will have the beginnings of a theoretical tool kit. This tool kit will enable you to imagine possible educational worlds different from ones you may have already encountered.
A first of its kind, Theorising Education is for the person who wants to learn how to think about education in an active, imaginative and systematic way.
Introduction: How can we theorise education?
Chapter One: Combining states and variables of pedagogy
Chapter Two: Relationships between different regulative principles
Chapter Three: Conceptual integration
Chapter Four: Working with levels
Chapter Five: Rates of change
Chapter Six: Extra examples using states and variables
Chapter Seven: Extra examples using regulative principles
Chapter Eight: Extra examples using conceptual integration
Chapter Nine: Extra examples using levels
Chapter Ten: Extra examples using rates of change