Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP): Reclaiming education in an era of schooling

This project involves a meta-analysis of the research (reported in over 200 publications) conducted by members of Pedagogy, Education and Praxis (PEP) since 2006. PEP is a cross-institutional, collaborative research program investigating the nature, traditions and condition of pedagogy, education and praxis and how they may be developed in different national contexts and various educational settings.

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The PEP research program has been underpinned by five research questions (1) What is educational praxis? (2) How, in different national contexts, is good professional practice (‘praxis’) being understood and experienced by teachers? (3) How, in different national contexts, is good professional development (praxis development) being understood and experienced by teachers? (4) How, in different national contexts, are the changing cultural, social, political and material conditions for praxis and praxis development affecting the educational practices of teachers? and (5) What research approaches facilitate praxis and praxis development in different international contexts? This meta-analysis will culminate in the production of a substantive book based on responses to these five questions in light of the research conducted by the group. Researchers participating in the meta-analysis and collaborative writing project are from universities in Sweden (including the University of Borås), Norway, Finland, Colombia, Australia, and New Zealand.

External researchers

  • Christine Edwards-Groves, Charles Sturt University (Steering committee)
  • Susanne Francisco, Charles Sturt University (Steering committee)
  • Kirsten Petrie, Wiakato University, New Zealand (Steering committee)
  • Mervi Kaukko, University of Oulu, Finland/Monash University Australia (Steering committee)
  • Stephen Kemmis, Charles Sturt University (Steering committee)
  • Anette Olin, University of Gothenburg
  • Ingrid Henning-Loeb, University of Gothenburg
  • Gun-Britt Wärvick, University of Gothenburg
  • Torbjorn Lund, Arctic University of Norway
  • Rachel Jakhelln, Arctic University of Norway
  • Ela Sjølie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Hannu Heikkinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Jane Wilkinson, Monash University, Australia
  • Peter Grootenboer, Griffith University, Australia,
  • Sarojni Choy, Griffith University, Australia
  • Kiprono Langat, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Annette Green, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Ian Hardy, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Tess Boyle, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Martin Hall, NSW Department of Education, Australia