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Ethnographic Research in Education

Projects in this field of research aim to take an ethnographic look at school activities of teachers and pupils, their interactions and practices in dealing with another and with real-world objects, i.e. “learning processes“ and “school development processes“ – they are observed and documented as cultures of recognition by “dense descriptions“ of school and learning cultures.

Pursuant to standard ethnographic practice, different assessment methods are applied, e.g. observation, videography, group discussions, interviews, document analyses and analysis of feed-back rounds. For instance, the projects investigate how differences are generated between students but also between schools, and how such heterogeneity is dealt with, or how professionals authorize themselves in different forms of co-operation.



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