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24.9.2019 at 09:00 - 21.10.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 30.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 6.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 13.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 20.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 27.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Wed 4.12.2019
16:15 - 17:45


Doctoral students in the Doctoral Programme of School, Education, Society and Culture (SEDUCE)

The purpose of the course is to support the work of doctoral students by providing knowledge related to the different epistemological, ontological and methodological approaches of educational research. After taking the course, the doctoral student will understand the practical relevance of different epistemological, ontological and methodological assumptions and is able to justify the choices one makes in one’s own research.

Autumn 2019

The course addresses different approaches in the philosophy of educational research and connects these approaches to concrete research practices through relevant examples. In addition to classical problems in philosophy of science, the course addresses contemporary questions of educational research from a philosophical perspective. The students are provided with possibilities to suggest questions and themes arising from their own research work to be addressed during the course.

The course is passed by participating in lectures, doing small reading exercises and writing a course essay concerning the epistemological, ontological and methodological assumptions of one’s own doctoral research. The aim is that the student is able to use the course essay in the preparation of one’s doctoral thesis.

List of suggested literature will be provided separately in Moodle.

Pass / Fail

Language of instruction: English

Lectures, discussions, reading exercises, course essay

Anniina Leiviskä