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.
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