ERIC Number: ED439700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Philosophical Inquiry in Instructional Technology: The Forgotten Pathway to Learning.
Solomon, David L.
At its most basic level, philosophical inquiry--the importance and uses of critical thinking--can provide methods for examining the things that are taken for granted during daily routines. This paper explores philosophical inquiry in the field of instructional technology. In the first section, philosophy and the field of instructional technology are explored. The second section provides an overview of the four dimensions of philosophical inquiry and their relevance to instructional technology: the Intellectual Dimension, which aims at Truth, the Aesthetic Dimension, which aims at Beauty, the Moral Dimension, which aims at Goodness, and the Spiritual Dimension, which aims at Unity. The purpose of the paper is to provide a framework for examining fundamental issues in the field and to position philosophy as a legitimate method of inquiry in instructional technology. (Contains 45 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2000 International Convention (22nd, Long Beach, CA, February 16-20, 2000).