CCSE Reading Group: Theories, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, models and constructs: Limiting research outcomes through misconceptions and misunderstandings
DATE: 22nd November 2021
LOCATION: CCSE Online Seminar Room
In an earlier CCSE seminar (25/10/21), Steve asked a question about the seminar paper under discussion that week:
3) Does the Malmi paper have a good idea of what (CSE) theories are?
Or is its view of theory lacking?
If so, then in what way in your opinion?
This prompted a conversation about what theories, models and frameworks were, and reminded me of a paper by Don Passey: Theories, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, models and constructs: Limiting research outcomes through misconceptions and misunderstandings.
I’m going to suggest that you don’t need to read the whole paper for the purposes of this seminar, but that you look at the paragraph on page 96 beginning “underpinnings”, particularly the definitions at the top of the second column on that page, and that you also look at Table 1 on page 97. The super keen might start thinking about if/how this categorisation maps onto their own specialist area of education, and to add examples to the table on page 97, but you don’t have to do any homework in order to participate in this seminar. On Monday I’ll provide a whistle stop tour of Passey’s paper in order to prompt a discussion about the relevance of this to CSE.
First published: 22 November 2021