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ERIC Number: ED409838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
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Considerations for Studies in Intellectual History in the Field of Educational Communications and Technology.
Januszewski, Alan
This paper reports on some of the important considerations that characterize historical study in the field of educational technology. Intellectual history is the history of thought or some specific aspect of thought, and is divided into three primary areas of study: (1) biography--studies focusing on the thoughts, work, and lives of single individual; (2) the history of ideas--often a cross-disciplinary endeavor, seeking out important or "great works", illustrating the efforts of exceptional individuals; and (3) the history of culture--emphasis on the "collective mentalities or thought collectives" that exist within given societies at different points in time, focusing on the development of the consciousness of a group and the many topics or influences that help to shape the thought processes of a group. The paper also discusses the relationship of theory and method in historical studies, and provides hints about using conflict as a way to study the history of the academic field of educational technology. Contains a list of 62 references and suggested readings. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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