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Uses and Abuses of Education Research
EDST 275
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

The class will critically analyze how research has been utilized--for better or for worse--by scholars who study education, schooling, and young people. Instead of asking "How does one do research?" we will focus our inquiry on a broader set of questions about research within the field of Education Studies. Namely:

- What is research?
- Who does research and/or who gets researched?
- What does research produce?
- What is the relationship between research and knowledge? Research and truth? Research and power?
- How has research been done?
- Who has it traditionally served?
- And what does research do?

By asking these (and other) questions about what comprises "research," we will engage in unpacking how it is we see, observe, perceive, and analyze the educational worlds around us specifically through the lenses of race, gender, class, sexuality, Indigeneity, and ability. Because Education Studies is a field that investigates how and what we learn--and because research, put succinctly, deals with the production and reproduction of knowledges--studying research through the field of Education Studies allows us to study how we learn about knowledge itself.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-24-2024
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