DCJA003 Research Methods in Education

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 11 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Janík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Janík, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Department of German Language and Literature – Faculty of Education
Supplier department: Institute for Research in School Education – Specialized Units – Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides an introduction into fundamental ways of inquiry in educational science, with respect to the dodactics of foreign languages. Doctoral students are confronted with following issues: object, method, language, theory, knowledge, etc. in educational science.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student is able:
- to acknowledge the specific nature of ways of inquiry in educational science;
- to reflect challenges linked with constituting the field of study and research methodology in educational science;
- to grasp the phenomena of educational reality through the language of education.
Syllabus
  • To understand (Verstehen) and to explain (Erklären) as fundamental ways of inquiry in educational science: "Geisteswissenschaften" and "Science" and their methodology: hermeneutic/idiographic and nomothetic approach.
  • Constituting the field of study in Educational Science: evolving Philosophy of Education, Educational Science, and Practical Pedagogy.
  • Educational Science in cooperation with Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and Applied Linguistics... and consequences for methodology – developing of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity.
  • Theory and practice relations and the nature of pedagogical knowledge: layman knowledge, practical professional knowledge, research-based knowledge; descriptive knowledge, explanatory knowledge, evaluative knowledge, knowledge for change, knowledge for improvement.
  • The language of education and Educational Science: words and terminology at the edge of natural language, professional language, and language of scientific disciplines (Educational Science, Foreign Language Didactics, Applied Linguistics).
Literature
    required literature
  • Švec, Š. et al. (2009). Metodologie věd o výchově. Kvantitativně-scientistické a kvalitativně-humanitní přístupy v edukačním výzkumu. Brno: Paido.
  • Hendl, J. (2005). Kvalitativní výzkum. Praha: Portál.
  • Najvar, P., Najvarová, V., Janík, T. & Šebestová, S. (2011). Videostudie v pedagogickém výzkumu. Brno: Paido.
  • Brezinka, W. (2001). Východiska k poznání výchovy. Úvod k základům vědy o výchově, k filozofii výchovy a k praktické pedagogice. Brno: L. Marek.
  • Ondrejkovič, P., & Majerčíková, J. (2012). Vysvetlenie, porozumenie a interpretácia v spoločenskovednom výskume. Bratislava: VEDA.
  • Creswell, J. W. (1998). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five traditions. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Pelikán, J. (2011). Základy empirického výzkumu pedagogických jevů. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2001). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. Upper Saddle River: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.
  • Fajkus, B. (2005). Filosofie a metodologie vědy. Vývoj, současnost a perspektivy. Praha: Academia.
  • Švaříček, R., & Šeďová, K. et al. (2007). Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Praha: Portál.
  • Gavora, P. (2010). Úvod do pedagogického výzkumu. Brno: Paido.
  • Švaříček, R., & Šeďová, K. et al. (2007). Kvalitativní výzkum v pedagogických vědách. Praha: Portál.
  • Maňák, J., Švec, V., & Švec, Š. (Eds.), (2005). Slovník pedagogické metodologie. Brno: Paido.
    recommended literature
  • Tippelt, R. & Schmidt, B. (Eds.), (2010). Handbuch Bildungsforschung. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Disman, M. (1993). Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Janíková, M. & Vlčková, K. et al. (2009). Výzkum výuky: tematické oblasti, výzkumné přístupy a metody. Brno: Paido. (kap. 1 a 2).
  • Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning. Edited by Eli Hinkel. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. xxii, 1144. ISBN 0805841814. 2005. info
Teaching methods
lecturing, discussing, mapping state of the art
Assessment methods
Evaluation of the state of the art (review).
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022.
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