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ERIC Number: ED126371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 25
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Epistemic Analysis of Understanding.
Estep, Myrna L.
The purpose of this paper is to show that the explanations of understanding as a nonknowledge concept, an "attainment" in behavior, and as a kind of theoretical knowing or "knowing that" which is exhibited by means of language propositions, are inadequate. It is also shown that the following assumption regarding understanding is inadequate: that knowing that one understands is tied solely to descriptions about that person, that certain general semihypothetical statements are true, allowing successful prediction and explanation of the behavior of that person where this behavior exhibits understanding. Particular attention is paid to exhibitions of learner understanding and it is argued that an adequate analysis of learner understanding necessitates an explication of understanding in terms of qualitative knowing, knowing the unique which is nonclassificatory. (Author)
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