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n Acta Academica - Action research : a wonderfully uncomfortable mode of creating knowledge

Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

Changed views on the nature and purpose of knowledge production provide the backdrop for the authors' demonstration of the ways in which action research on the development of general skills transformed their values into a living theory. This paper recounts how action research was used to integrate general skills into a medical curriculum. It also presents evidence of the critical scrutiny to which the first author's educational practice was subjected. The distinctive features of action research provide an analytical framework for arguing that an action researcher can produce useful knowledge and so certainly can have a "scientific message".


Veranderde sienings oor die aard en doel van kennisproduksie vorm die agtergrond waarteen die outeurs demonstreer hoe aksienavorsing hul waardes rakende die ontwikkeling van algemene vaardighede in 'n lewende teorie omvorm het. Die integrasie van algemene vaardighede in 'n mediese kurrikulum deur middel van aksienavorsing is aan die orde in hierdie artikel. Bewys word gelewer van die kritiese ondersoek waaraan die eerste outeur se onderwyspraktyk onderwerp is. Die eiesoortige kenmerke van aksienavorsing dien as analitiese raamwerk waarbinne aangetoon word dat 'n aksienavorser bruikbare kennis kan genereer en dus inderdaad 'n "wetenskaplike boodskap" het.

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