On Reflection: An Essay on Technology, Education, and the Status of Thought in the 21st Century

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Canadian Scholars’ Press, Feb 1, 2013 - Critical thinking - 124 pages
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In On Reflection, Ellen Rose seeks to initiate a much-needed discussion about what reflection is and should be. The word crops up repeatedly in the discourse of teaching and learning, but its meaning is often vague. True reflection-deep, sustained thought that takes place in conditions of solitude and silence-has been undermined by new technologies that speed up the flow of information and the pace of life, as well as by contemporary schooling that unreflectively embraces technological and market imperatives in the name of outcomes, efficiencies, and the preparation of a global workforce. Drawing on a wide range of thinkers, past and present, Rose outlines the important role reflective thought can play in the classroom and in the world at large, and makes a powerful case for slowing down and returning to our thoughts.
 

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This is a must needed book for many people- Okay, I think for any educated person. It reveals the importance of reflection and describes what exactly reflection is and how, we as a society have got so far detached from ourselves.

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
55
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
81
Chapter 7
97
Conclusion
107
Notes
111
Bibliography
117
Index
123
Back Cover
125
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About the author (2013)

Ellen Rose is Professor of Education at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. She is the author of Hyper Texts: The Language and Culture of Educational Computing (2000) and User Error: Resisting Computer Culture (2003).

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