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Sofia Vasileiadou

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What is education for?
What does education do?
How should we research it?
[mass noun]

of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university: a course of education
• the theory and practice of teaching: colleges of education
• [count noun] a body of knowledge acquired while being educated: his education is encyclopedic and eclectic
• information about or training in a particular subject: health education
• 2 (an education) an enlightening
: Petrus is a good workman—it is an education to watch him

(Oxford Dictionaries)

Education as an activity
1. Social change
2. Social control
3. Social and moral value
4. Equality
Aman, S.
Towards individual
1. Inborn potentialities
2. Behavior modification
3. All-round development
4. Future
5. Adjustability
Aman, S.
What is educational research?
1. Research questions
- Narrow down topics
- Clearer aim
- Guide whole research
( Bryman. A, 2012)
2. Literature review
- Refine research questions
- Think about research approaches
( Bryman. A, 2012)

Main parts
1.Research question
What is it for?
What does it do?
How should we research it?

Qingqing Li
Sofia Vasileiadou
Xiaohui Yan
Ziyuan Wang

Education as an institution
established organization society

“Education is the indispensable means by which society shapes and determines its progress."

for the improvement of the society
"good individual"
for the improvement of the individual
Towards society
What about research??
Aman, S. What are the functions of education towards individual, society and country Retrieved November 4th, 2013 from http://www.preservearticles.com/
Bantock, G. H. (1963). EDUCATION AND SOCIETY. Educational Review, 15(3), 183-193.
Borg, S. (1998). Teachers’ Pedagogical Systems and Grammar Teaching:A Qualitative Study. TESOL Quarterly, 32(1), pp. 9-38.
Bryman, A. ( 2012) Social research methods. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press Inc.
Cohen, L. et al. (2001)Research Methods in Education. 5th ed. New York: RoutledgeFalmer
Hohmann, U.(2005). Quantitative Methods in Education Research. Retrieved November 4, 2013 from: http://www.edu.plymouth.ac.uk/resined/Quantitative/quanthme.htm
Necessary knowledge to conduct a business research. Retrieved November 4, 2013, from Research Methodology: http://research-methodology.net/research-philosophy/positivism/
Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved October 29, 2013, from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/
Tate, N. (1999). What Is Education For? English in Education, 33(2), 5-18.
Wikipedia. Retrieved November 4th, 2013 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education
Yates, L. (2012). My School, My University, My Country, My World, My Google, Myself ... What is education for now? Australian Educational Researcher, 39(3), 259-274.
"good society"
period of time

individuals all the other goods

(Oxford Dictionaries)
Daniel Marsh
(Gove, M. 2009)
No specific answer for the questions posed !
Thank you !

is for the improvement of the individual and the society
has numerous functions towards both
should be researched in a different way concerning each situation
Education as an activity
Interpretivism- Understand inner opinion;
focus on action
(Borg. S, 1998; Cohen. L, 2001)

People Next generation
( Wikipedia)

Education as an activity
Qualitative methods
- Participant observation
- Semi-structured interview/
unstructured interview

Data collection & data analysis without
personal opinions

Ethic consideration:
protect privacy

refers to a variety of methods, in which individuals evaluate different aspects of education
2.Literature review
teaching, training
Education as an institution
Methodology and Method
( Bryman, A. 2012; Cohen, L. et al. 2001)
( Bryman, A. 2012)
( Bryman, A. 2012)
Quantitative methods
Education as an activity
1. Research questions

2. Literature review
laboratory experiments;
formal methods - econometrics:
numerical methods - mathematical modelling.
(Dr Ulrike Hohmann)
- philosophy of science
- fact
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