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ERIC Number: ED316204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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"I Trusted the Measurements More Than My Foot"--Said the Man.
Nielsen, Janni
The general aim of education is seen as creating possibilities for gaining experiences and acquiring knowledge, hence development of cognition. The knowledge ideal in education is understood within the frames of the historically produced scientific ideal, which also indicates the road by which knowledge may be obtained. This historical production may be characterized by a growing polarization in feminine/masculine, where the qualifications ascribed to the feminine ideal become devalued and repressed, whereas those ascribed to the masculine become ennobled as the road to knowledge. It is in the relation to this that the computer--the embodiment of the masculine ideal--as a tool in informatics is comprehended. It is argued that in order to ensure the development of knowledge, the feminine universe of interpretation is a necessary complementary approach. The point of departure for this shift is a greater emphasis on the uniquely human modes of cognition: the sensorimotor, the emotive, and the symbolic. Informatics--and education as a whole--should be founded in the relation between the two roads to knowledge. (29 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at a Conference entitled "Information Technology and Education: The Developing Perspective" (Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 9-12, 1986).