Basic Outlines of the Research



The idea of “critical” implies that viewpoints must change, if we are to see things in a new light. How to elicit and research perspective change for critical thinking thus becomes a central question. This chapter introduces how the notion of perspective change underlies the design of two case studies to test empirically the link between critical thinking and creative writing. The assignment used is based on an eliciting moral dilemma that students work with in steps and in different versions to maximize perspective change. It is presented in full. In addition, an extended example from the collected data is included. The main data consists of 65 student texts, where students sum up what they learned from the assignment. The basic approach to the research is ethnomethodological.


Perspective change Student writing Writing research Ethnomethodology 


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  1. 1.Södertörn UniversityStockholmSweden

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