Why ask new questions?
Tait, Gordon (2004) Why ask new questions? In Burnett, Bruce, Meadmore, Daphne, & Tait, Gordon (Eds.) New Questions for Contemporary Teachers : Taking a Socio-cultural Approach to Education. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W, pp. 1-10.
It can probably be said those people who work in the world of the natural sciences— chemistry, biology, mathematics, and so on—regard themselves as inhabiting a fairly straight-forward epistemological world. They have a body of knowledge to draw upon from within any given area, much like a set of bricks in a wall, and when they conduct their experiments, they add another brick to that wall … and the wall gets taller, and they know more than they did before. Such scientists would contend that the questions they ask as part of their research flow naturally from the very nature of the world itself. But even then, they could also argue that the specifics of the question ultimately don‟t really matter that much, because if enough people work on any given brick, the truth will eventually emerge anyway.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||sociology of education, philosophy of education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2009 08:59|
|Last Modified:||22 Apr 2010 02:37|
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