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Toward a Theory of Instruction
Author: Jerome S. Bruner

ISBN: 9780674897014
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 December 1973
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 14.0 x 1.5
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This country's most challenging writer on education presents here a distillation, for the general reader, of half a decade's research and reflection. His theme is dual: how children learn, and how they can best be helped to learn--how they can be brought to the fullest realization of their capacities.

Mr. Bruner, "Harper's" reports, has "stirred up more excitement than any educator since John Dewey." His explorations into the nature of intellectual growth and its relation to theories of learning and methods of teaching have had a catalytic effect upon educational theory. In this new volume the subjects dealt with in "The Process of Education" are pursued further, probed more deeply, given concrete illustration and a broader context.

"One is struck by the absence of a theory of instruction as a guide to pedagogy," Mr. Bruner observes; "in its place there is principally a body of maxims." The eight essays in this volume, as varied in topic as they are unified in theme, are contributions toward the construction of such a theory. What is needed in that enterprise is, inter alia,

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