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Education and Mind in the Knowledge Age - Carl Bereiter

Education and Mind in the Knowledge Age

Paperback Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780805839432
Number Of Pages: 544

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In this book, Carl Bereiter--a distinguished and well-known cognitive, educational psychologist--presents what he calls "a new way of thinking about knowledge and the mind." He argues that in today's Knowledge Age, education's conceptual tools are inadequate to address the pressing educational challenges and opportunities of the times. Two things are required: first, to replace the mind-as-container metaphor with one that envisions a mind capable of sustaining knowledgeable, intelligent behavior without actually containing stored beliefs; second, to recognize a fundamental difference between knowledge building and learning--both of which are essential parts of education for the knowledge age. Connectionism in cognitive science addresses the first need; certain developments in post-positivist epistemology address the second. The author explores both the theoretical bases and the practical educational implications of this radical change in viewpoint.
The book draws on current new ways of thinking aboutknowledge and mind, including information processing, cognitive psychology, situated cognition, constructivism, social constructivism, and connectionism, but does not adhere strictly to any "camp." Above all, the author is concerned with developing a way of thinking about the mind that can usher education into the knowledge age. This book is intended as a starting point.

Preface
Mind in a Knowledge-Based Society
Our Oldest Unchallenged Folk Theory at Last Faces Its Day of Reckoning
Keeping the Brain in Mind
Knowledge Outside the Mind
The Knowing Mind
Aspects of Knowledgeability
Learning to Think Differently About Knowledge and Mind
Education and Knowledge Work
Educational Planning: Reacting to the Future
Putting Learning in Its Proper Place
Subject Matter That Matters
Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Other Virtues
Can Education Become a Modern Profession?
Why Educational Reform Needs a New Theory of Mind
Appendix: Conceptual Artifacts: Theoretical Issues
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ISBN: 9780805839432
ISBN-10: 0805839437
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: April 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1

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