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The Educated Mind
Author: Kieran Egan

ISBN: 9780226190396
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 17 December 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4 x 1.7
Description:
"The Educated Mind" offers a bold and revitalizing new vision for today's uncertain educational system. Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn. He proposes the use of particular "intellectual tools"--such as language or literacy--that shape how we make sense of the world. These mediating tools generate successive kinds of understanding: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophical, and ironic. Egan's account concludes with practical proposals for how teaching and curriculum can be changed to reflect the way children learn.
"A carefully argued and readable book. . . . Egan proposes a radical change of approach for the whole process of education. . . . There is much in this book to interest and excite those who discuss, research or deliver education."--Ann Fullick, "New Scientist"
"A compelling vision for today's uncertain educational system."--"Library Journal"
"Almost anyone involved at any level or in any part of the education system will find this a fascinating book to read."--Dr. Richard Fox, "British Journal of Educational Psychology" <B...

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