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ERIC Number: ED434076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Spatiality & Experience in the Curriculum: A Remapping of Dewey's Theory of Experience.
Allen, Ricky Lee
This paper proposes a reconsideration of John Dewey's theory of experience with particular emphasis on his notion of situational interactions. The paper asks what problems are created by a theory of experience that sees situations as a construction of only two worlds, internal and external, and carefully considers these issues. It first states that scholars working in the areas of spatial theory have contributed many new theories about the social construction of experience since 1938, and then explains that this analysis will rely upon the work of several spatial theorists, but primarily the work of Henri Lefebvre, as described in "The Social Production of Space" (1991). The paper concludes that Dewey's idea of interactions that occur in situations needs to be remapped to include a critical theory of power and difference that recognizes how experience is socially structured through the relationships between real, imagined, and social space. (Contains 3 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A