El problema de la teoría de la educación

Translated title of the contribution: The problem of educational theory

Stefan T. Siegel, Gert Biesta

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Abstract / Description of output

This interview sheds light on current developments threatening the disciplinary 'heart' of education. Taking a starting point in the continental 'configuration' of the field, Gert Biesta and Stefan T Siegel argue that there are forms of theory considered distinctively educational. Based on this premise, they discuss why defining educational theories (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Theorien) is so challenging, and why it is nevertheless a rewarding endeavour. By distinguishing between (genuinely) educational theories in a narrow sense and (educationally relevant) theories in a wider sense, Biesta and Siegel attempt to tackle the problem of educational theory and to stimulate the discourse on theorizing education.

Translated title of the contributionThe problem of educational theory
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)33-48
Number of pages16
JournalTeoria de la Educacion
Issue number1
Early online date1 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • academic disciplines
  • educational studies
  • educational theory
  • philosophy of education
  • purposes of theory


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