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Praxis and phronesis as units of analysis: realising a social science that matters in practitioner inquiry
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. Oxford University, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8382-3197
2014 (English)In: Reflective Practice, ISSN 1462-3943, E-ISSN 1470-1103, Vol. 15, no 6, 718-728 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The notions of praxis, or practical action, and phronesis, or practical wisdom, are engaged with from two perspectives in this paper – with examples from author's classroom studies across various Grade schools in Sweden on one hand and the theoretical exposition of these notions across a selection of existing literature on the other. A persuasive case is made for having praxis and phronesis be regarded as units of analysis suitable for grasping as well as furthering practitioner inquiry. The results of such research, conducted as a practice, are aimed at informing the vicarious and the experiential, upon which any reader can in turn base actions. In their ability to examine the practical, particular and local, the pursuit of such a social science is argued as being one that matters to the practitioners themselves.

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Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 15, no 6, 718-728 p.
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praxis, phronesis, practitioner inquiry, the practical and particular, research as practice, phronetic social science
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Other Mathematics Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91359DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2014.944129OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91359DiVA: diva2:735933
Available from: 2014-08-04 Created: 2014-08-04 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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