ERIC Number: ED028377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1955-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Educational Experience. The Redfield Lectures.
In these lectures, three aspects of the educational experience are discussed: exploration, conversation, and creation. Exploration is the free reaching outward, compelled by curiosity, wonder, and excitement. This is not necessarily associated with formal education, but must be achieved through the discipline of order and precision; such growth must continue beyond the beginnings in the home and school. The educational dialogue (conversation) involves a struggle between alternatives; the creative engagement with opposing facts or ideas, either with oneself or others. Unlike other dialogues, the moral and intellectual rules appropriate to mutual enlightment call for insight and understanding, a sense of significance, honesty, mutual respect, and contributions by all members, with a balance between assent and dissent. Education as creation occurs as an adult turns to the task of making himself grow in understanding of life, of becoming something, by searching for values through literature and discussion. (pt)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Creativity, Curiosity, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques
Library of Continuing Education, 107 Roney Lane, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($.35)
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Authoring Institution: Fund for Adult Education, White Plains, NY.