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Author English, Andrea R., 1975-

Title Discontinuity in Learning : Dewey, Herbart and Education as transformation / Andrea R. English, Mount Saint Vincent University
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 177 pages)
Contents pt. 1. Education, discontinuity, and transformation -- pt. 2. Teaching and learning forgotten?
Summary "In this groundbreaking book, Andrea R. English challenges common assumptions by arguing that discontinuous experiences, such as uncertainty and struggle, are essential to the learning process. To make this argument, Dr. English draws from the works of two seminal thinkers in philosophy of education - nineteenth-century German philosopher J.F. Herbart and American Pragmatist John Dewey. English's analysis considers Herbart's influence on Dewey, inverting the accepted interpretation of Dewey's thought as a dramatic break from modern European understandings of education."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Herbart, Johann Friedrich, 1776-1841.
Education -- Philosophy.
Learning, Psychology of.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1107341760 (electronic bk.)
1139177826 (electronic bk.)
9781107341760 (electronic bk.)
9781107348011 (EBL)
9781139177825 (electronic bk.)