Akkerman, Sanne F., Arthur Bakker, and William R. Penuel, "Relevance of Educational Research: An Ontological Conceptualization," Educational Researcher, 50(No. 6, 2021), 416-424.


Argues for an ontological synchronization orientation in educational research that honors the principles of "authenticity" and "generativity" to gain relevance; explicates thee concept over against prevailing concepts of research.

Broad Topical Focus

Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry - Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry - Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilizaiton, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Knowledge LInkage


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