Designing a research agenda to examine the implementation of the heath and physical education curriculum standards framework II

Year: 2002

Author: O'Meara, James, Swan, P

Type of paper: Refereed paper

This paper documents an ongoing research project examining the implementation of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum Standards Framework II into Victorian secondary schools. The project examines the capacity of a scientific model (Bernstein's Pedagogic Device, to predict human behaviour during a curriculum reform. After a brief discussion on paradigms, two differing views of 'scientific' research, the 'classical' and the 'quantum' are presented. Throughout the remainder of the paper, examples from the research are used to show how adopting a 'quantum view' has affected the research agenda.