Educação & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0101-7330
LENOIR, Yves. Research and education: rethinking the position and function of teaching practices. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.27, n.97, pp. 1299-1325. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302006000400011.
The present paper deals with the links between research, education and practice. After having reminded the criticism to which research in education has been subjected, it points out the specificity of scientific research, its characteristics, its structural components and its functions as a cognitive objectivation process. The issue of distinguishing between methods and methodology is then examined, so as to enhance the need to resort to combined methods to analyse the teaching practices, and to stress the necessity of considering the scientific approach from a four-pole-structure. Finally, the relationships between research and practices are explored in regard to teacher education.
Palavras-chave : Research; Practice; Teacher education; Scientific objectivation process.