ERIC Number: ED433361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Overcoming the Underdevelopment of Learning: A Transdisciplinary View.
This paper provides a conceptual framework for a symposium on "Overcoming the Underdevelopment of Learning." Learning is an underdeveloped concept. School-based learning is, in many parts of the world, still based on the assumption that human intervention in the world is linear and that preparation for life is more important than preparation for learning during the lifespan. Fundamental changes in school systems, attitudinal change in the actors in a school, and the conceptualization of more comprehensive learning environments of which the school is part, are some urgent requirements. Learning is a transdisciplinary concept that relates to many diverse issues and concerns. It also must be recognized that learning has to do with the capacity to interact creatively and constructively with problems. In much of current educational practice, problems are at best concealed and at worst ignored. Learning needs to be refocused on problems, including their historical and epistemological contexts. (Contains 43 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).