Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

causality, constitution, EBP, ends, goal-directed theory, instrumentality, means, necessity, reasoning scheme, sufficiency

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

Means-end reasoning – deliberations concerning what to do to attain a goal – is at the heart of EBP and practical pedagogy in general, but beset by many misunderstandings. In this paper I discuss the form of means-end reasoning involved in EBP. I bring out its basic features by first comparing it to David Hitchcock’s complex means-end scheme and then to the notion of goal-directed theories. Which approach, if any, best accommodates the means-end reasoning of EBP?

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Evidence-based practice (EBP), means-end reasoning and goal directed theories

University of Windsor

Means-end reasoning – deliberations concerning what to do to attain a goal – is at the heart of EBP and practical pedagogy in general, but beset by many misunderstandings. In this paper I discuss the form of means-end reasoning involved in EBP. I bring out its basic features by first comparing it to David Hitchcock’s complex means-end scheme and then to the notion of goal-directed theories. Which approach, if any, best accommodates the means-end reasoning of EBP?