March 16, 2023
We are delighted to share that PhD candidate Daeyoung Goh from UBC Faculty of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy has received a 2022 Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award from the British Educational Research Association (BERA).
The British Educational Research Association is the leading authority on educational research in the UK, supporting and representing the community of scholars, practitioners and everyone engaged in and with educational research both nationally and internationally.
The annual Curriculum Journal Editors’ Choice Award, which recognizes the best paper published in the journal in 2022, was awarded to Daeyoung Goh for his paper Rethinking textbooks as active social agents in interpretivist research.
The paper challenges traditional approaches of analyzing textbooks as context-bound media for teaching and learning. The paper explores experiential interpretivist methodologies that may allow researchers to see the textbooks’ interactive performance and impacts on others and researchers themselves, opening up new possibilities for researchers to look at textbooks in a participatory way rather than as detached observers.
It is a paper which sheds new or different light on how textbooks may be viewed in curriculum research, namely “as interactive subjects in the social world rather than simply as content carriers”; it further exemplifies, through two interpretivist research methodologies (symbolic interactionism and autoethnography), how “rethinking textbooks as active social agents in human life instead of repositories of information and ideologies” opens up possibilities of researching them, including how textbooks themselves may shape research. — Curriculum Journal editorial team
To learn more about the full list of nominations, visit the BERA’s 2022 Editors’ Choice Awards page.