Oslo Metropolitan University Winter School - Philosophical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Action Research, 4-6 February 2019, Norway


January 11, 2019

Event Date:

February 04, 2019 - February 06, 2019

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PhD course offered by the PhD programme in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education

Philosophical, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Action Research

This course is one of two PhD-courses on Action Research. Course 2 builds on Course 1. This first course addresses different forms of Action Research, as an approach to the intertwining of research and change in social and educational science. Approaches to Action Research will be related to philosophical questions of what science means in social research, questions of researching practice and user-engagement in research.

Target group

The target group is PhD candidates / students who want to learn about Action Research as an approach to combine development and research.

Admission requirements

The course is aimed at PhD candidates admitted to the PhD Program in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education. It is also open to other applicants. The admission requirement is a five-year master’s degree (three years + two years), or equivalent qualification or other qualifications in teacher education, educational science or development studies.

In case of a large number of applicants, PhD candidates enrolled in the PhD program in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education will be prioritized, then other academic employees at the Faculty of Teacher Education and International Studies, then external applicants.

Those applicants who are not enrolled in the PhD Programme in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education will have to send a summary of max. one A4 sheet with relevant information about their own ph.d. project or other project/sphere of interest containing the topic, methodology, theoretical approach, how far they are in their ph.d. work and why this particular subject is relevant for their project.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the candidate will have achieved the following learning outcomes:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives on Action Research, related to philosophy of science
  • has knowledge of key questions related to research and ethics in the field


The candidate

  • can analyze relationships between theories of knowledge and Action Research
  • can formulate epistemological, methodological, and ethical problems in educational science research related to Action Research
  • can give academically competent oral presentations at relevant national and international conferences

General competence

The candidate

  • can identify and discuss relationships and conflicts between more general scientific theories and knowledge theories in Action Research, related to his/her field of research
  • can give well-structured presentations of basic qualities and issues in Action Research

Teaching and working methods

Organised tuition is given in the form of lectures and seminars. Candidates are expected to actively participate in all the teaching activities.

Preparations for the course

Students are expected to read the syllabus before the course to be able to participate actively in discussions.

Forms of assessment, examination and use of examiners. Assessment/grade

The candidate prepares a fifteen minutes’ oral presentation of aspects of Action Research that she/he finds particularly interesting, based on the syllabus. The presentation can be in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. Following the presentation there will be a five to ten minutes sequence in which the candidate responds to questions from the examiners. The presentation will be assessed by the course coordinator and a member of the academic staff involved in the PhD program. The learning outcomes serve as criteria for assessments. The grades are “pass” or “fail”.

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Publish Date
December 27, 2018