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ERIC Number: ED420394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 26
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Seeing the World Anew: A Case Study of Ideas, Engagement, and Transfer in a 3 Year Old.
Pugh, Kevin
According to the philosophy of John Dewey, the goal of education is to provide students with an increased capacity for having worthwhile experiences. This paper draws on Dewey's writings to develop a theory of worthwhile experience, termed "idea-based experience." A model is proposed of how individuals are apprenticed into having an idea-based experience, and this model is illustrated using the case study of the author's three-year-old daughter. The paper describes how the girl was apprenticed into having idea-based experiences with volcanoes. Also, the paper describes how she appropriated particular ways of caring about volcanoes and used volcanoes as a way of seeing objects and events in her everyday life. The paper illustrates the child's use of metaphors to construct an understanding of volcanoes and how these metaphors played an important role in transforming the nature of the apprenticeship. Contains 38 references. (Author/JPB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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