Towards Discursive Education: Philosophy, Technology, and Modern Education

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September 2010



Argues that the use of computers and the Internet in schools has not led to the enhancement of learning envisaged.


Introduction; 1. The infantilisation of learning; 2. Educational technologies and pedagogy; 3. Piaget and natural learning; 4. Piaget's conception of the framework: from instincts to intentionality; 5. The infant as scientist; 6. The socio-cultural approach to learning; 7. Towards discursive education; Appendix.


Christina E. Erneling is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Lund University, Sweden. She is the author of Understanding Language Acquisition: The Framework of Learning (1993) and co-editor of two books on cognitive science: The Mind as a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture (2005) and The Future of the Cognitive Revolution (1997).


'In this important book Christina Erneling undermines one of the pervasive myths of our time - that there are culture independent mechanisms on the one hand and formal procedure on the other with which everything human is accomplished. Her target is the way this myth has led to the fatal neglect of the societal and linguistic contexts in which learning, like every other human activity, takes place. This book deserves the attention not only of those involved in schooling but of everyone with an interest in the development of mature human beings.' Rom Harre, Georgetown University, Washington DC and Centre for the Philosophy of the Natural and Social Sciences, London School of Economics 'In this book Erneling turns the tables on the common assumption that biology determines mind and dictates human development. Her Wittgensteinian perspective highlights the centrality of discourse, the meeting of minds, and social practices generally to human development and educational practices. While not denying the biological and individual psychological processes involved, she shows that imitation and participation in normative social practices are the governing mechanisms for the growth of mind.' David R. Olson, University of Toronto and author of Psychological Theory and Educational Reform: How School Remakes Mind and Society
EAN: 9780521144025
ISBN: 0521144027
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: 202 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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