Education, Information, and Transformation: Essays on Learning and Thinking

Front Cover
Jeffrey Kane
Merrill, 1999 - Education - 346 pages
0 Reviews

Designed to spark educators to reflect on the nature of human thinking and the academic goals of education, this collection of essays -- by scholars from widely disparate orientations and disciplines -- explores and explains the human cognitive capacities that transcend computation and substantially affect our judgment and action.Asks the critical questions -- Is there more to thinking than information processing?, What more is there?, and What difference does it make to education? Addresses numerous critical issues -- from educational standards, to the environmental/social and moral dimensions, to the role of the senses in human development. Demonstrates how to identify new intelligences and identifies both Naturalist and Existential Intelligences. Explores the question of how science may address questions of spirituality. Introduces and provides unique insight into cultural educational issues. Considers different educational levels to demonstrate the practical meanings of the various theoretical positions.For prospective and practicing educational professionals.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

On Education With Meaning
1
Understood as the Basis of Intelligence
23
Representation
41
Copyright

26 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information