ERIC Number: ED343482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Rethinking Patterns of Knowledge. Papers in Comparative Studies, Vol. 6, 1988-89.
Bjornson, Richard, Ed.; Waldman, Marilyn R., Ed.
This volume presents ten papers by authors from diverse academic disciplines that challenge the acceptance of dominant patterns of knowledge in the present educational and social climate and suggest that our creativity, our capacity to comprehend complex phenomena, and the future well-being of out society depend on our willingness to embrace new patterns of knowledge. Following an introductory essay by Richard Bjornson and Marilyn Waldman, the papers are as follows: "A New Logic of Human Studies" by Frederick Turner; "Nonlinear Science and the Unfolding of a New Intellectual Vision" by Alan Beyerchen; "Beyond the Transmission of Knowledge: A Vygotskian Perspective on Creativity" by Vera John-Steiner; "Creativity as a Distributed Function" by Bruce West and Jonas Salk; "A Systems Overview of the University and Society" by Howard T. Odum; "The University and the Animal That Learns" by Paul Colinvaux; "The Wo/Man Scientist: Issues of Sex and Gender in the Pursuit of Science" by Evelyn Fox Keller; "How Can a Humanist Compare Religious Classics?" by Wendy O'Flaherty; "Creativity and the University--A View from the Piano" by Sharon Mann-Polk, and "The Faces in the Wall" by Kate Wilhelm. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Comparative Studies in the Humanities.
Identifiers: Vygotsky (Lev S)