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ERIC Number: ED420070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 20
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Meaningful Learning: A Perspective.
Borras, Isabel
This paper elaborates on the ways self-reflective practices that have sprung from within the postmodern discourse may conduce to meaningful learning, all without forgetting that the truth is idiosyncratic and that the highest human goals are barely teachable. Hence, rather than prescribing methodological "recipes," the paper looks at the coordinates which agitating patterns and boundaries of learning may help to recognize the social processes that define, select, and organize knowledge. In the first section, the paper reviews some definitions of postmodernism and formulates an alternative one that underwrites a holistic perspective of meaning. In the second section, the paper addresses the principles of emancipatory learning, reviews some self-reflective techniques, and ponders the capabilities of the "modern" media to conduce to reflective quests of meaning. (Contains 1 figure and 42 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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