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Pazurek, Angeliki and Koseoglu, Suzan ORCID: 0000-0002-8918-2714 (2022) Phenomenology. In: Review Board, Ed Tech and Editorial Board, Ed Tech, (eds.) EdTechnica. The Open Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. EdTech Books, Online "living volume". (doi:

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Phenomenology is the contemplative study of human experience. It refers to a philosophical framework as well as a methodology that can inform educational practice and research. It seeks to reveal and understand how phenomena may be experienced as they are actually lived in the everyday world, or what some phenomenologists refer to as the lifeworld. Phenomenological philosophy suggests that everything in the lifeworld is inextricably connected in a social context, and so phenomenology aims to be more attentive to such meaningful connections—or intentional relations—within lived experiences and to illuminate them as a means to deeply understand the experience of the phenomenon under focus. Phenomenology can support all aspects of education by increasing sensitivity toward the many processes and practices it involves. When used as a naturalistic research methodology with qualitative methods of data collection and analysis, it can provide authentic insight for educators to use educational technologies in ethical and socially responsible ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: research methods; experience; qualitative methods; phenomenology; philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Information & Library Services
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