Edu-crafting a cacophonous ecology: Posthumanist research practices for education

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Doing posthumanist research in education is a challenge. At the present time, education operates within a largely performative context, in which regimes of accountability, desires for a quick and easy relay from theory to practice, and the requirement that ‘evidence’ - The most valorized form of which often comes in the shape of large-scale randomized controlled trials - ought to inform pedagogic interventions, constitute the dominant ways of thinking and modes of inquiry. Posthumanist research practices in education engage a radical critique of some of the fundamental assumptions underpinning these dominant ways of doing educational research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPosthuman Research Practices in Education
EditorsCarol Taylor, Christina Hughes
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781137453082
ISBN (Print)9781137453075
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

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Taylor, C. A. (2016). Edu-crafting a cacophonous ecology: Posthumanist research practices for education. In C. Taylor, & C. Hughes (Eds.), Posthuman Research Practices in Education (pp. 5-24). Palgrave Macmillan.