European Educational Research Journal vol:14 issue:1 pages:44-48
This paper offers some explorative notes accompanying the issues I addressed in the journal’s moot, which took place at the ECER 2014 conference (Porto, September 1-5). The notes that follow are explicitly written through the eyes of an emerging researcher, and offer three propositions regarding the future of educational research. These three propositions, which could be conceived as focal issues that I deem of paramount importance regarding the future of educational research, are centered around one general conviction, that is, that education in general and educational research in particular should be conceived in terms of being a common good – something of and for everybody, but not owned by anybody in particular. Based on this conception, the first proposition advances the importance of domain-oriented research next to approach-oriented research; the second proposition offers some thoughts on how to recompose the current publishing model; and the third proposition advances the idea that the European Conference on Educational Research itself could perhaps be partly conceived as and designed in terms of being a moot as well.