Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Overview of Metatheory of Educational Knowledge

  • Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_140



Metatheoretical study is a second-order study that deals with the nature and characteristics of theory. Metatheory of educational knowledge, thus, takes educational knowledge and theory as its object of study. The questions this study involves are: What is the nature of educational knowledge? What is the relation of educational knowledge to other kinds of knowledge? Is there a unified or different kinds of educational knowledge? How is an educational theory verified? Naturally, there are different answers to these questions given by different metatheoretical accounts. In what follows, these metatheories are reviewed briefly.

Metatheories of Educational Knowledge

As far as philosophy of education is concerned, in an earlier attempt, Hary Broudy (1969) put forward a conception of metatheory of educational knowledge in terms of philosophical inquiry....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology and EducationUniversity of TehranTehranIslamic Republic of Iran