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The Resource The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding, Kieran Egan

The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding, Kieran Egan

Label
The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding
Title
The educated mind
Title remainder
how cognitive tools shape our understanding
Statement of responsibility
Kieran Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The ills of education are caused, Kieran Egan argues, by the fact that we have inherited three major educational ideas, each of which is incompatible with the other two. Is the purpose of education to make good citizens and inculcate socially relevant skills and values? Or is it to master certain bodies of knowledge? Or is it the fulfillment of each student's unique potential? These conflicting goals bring about clashes at every level of the educational process, from curriculum decisions to teaching methods. Egan's analysis is cool, clear, and wholly original, and his diagnosis is as convincing as it is unexpected." "Not content with a radical diagnosis, Egan presents us with a new and sophisticated alternative. Egan reconceives education as our learning to use particular "intellectual tools"--Such as language or literacy - which shape how we make sense of the world. These mediating tools generate successive kinds of understanding: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophical, and ironic." "As practical as it is theoretically innovative, Egan's account concludes with practical proposals for how teaching and curriculum could be changed to reflect the ways we actually learn."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Kieran
Dewey number
370/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
LB14.7
LC item number
.E53 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Cognition and culture
  • Civilization, Western
  • Educational anthropology
  • Educational sociology
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Teaching
  • Psycholinguistics
Label
The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding, Kieran Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Three old ideas and a new one -- 2. Mythic understanding -- 3. Romantic understanding -- 4. Philosophic understanding -- 5. Ironic understanding and somatic understanding -- 6. Some questions and answers -- 7. Some implications for the curriculum -- 8. Some implications for teaching
Control code
35360794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780226190365
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96042208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding, Kieran Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Three old ideas and a new one -- 2. Mythic understanding -- 3. Romantic understanding -- 4. Philosophic understanding -- 5. Ironic understanding and somatic understanding -- 6. Some questions and answers -- 7. Some implications for the curriculum -- 8. Some implications for teaching
Control code
35360794
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 299 pages
Isbn
9780226190365
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96042208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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