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ERIC Number: ED268052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Global Education for National and International Survival.
Heywood, Stanley J.
This paper discusses cognitive maps of the world that an individual needs to be considered educated. A cognitive map is the filing structure within the brain that allows an individual to encode, give meaning, and retrieve information relating to a variety of world matters. The first requisite is a cognitive map of the world of differences, whereby differences are seen as opportunities, as incorporating codes rather than exclusive codes. The next requisite is a cognitive map of where places are located and what the natural conditions are. A cognitive map of the world should include the religions and the languages of the world. A cognitive time frame of the world is another need. The educated individual should have some specific subordinate cognitive maps, e.g., the role of women might be a sub-classification in knowledge of the social differences of the world. To be educated, one needs a cognitive map of the humor of the world, as well as a cognitive map in political and economic terms. A final cognitive map is one of sources of current information on global affairs. Specific sources are discussed. (RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (Atlanta, GA, November 8, 1985).