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ERIC Number: ED443810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 17
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Interactivism: Change, Sensory-Emotional Intelligence, and Intentionality in Being and Learning.
Bichelmeyer, Barbara A.
This paper documents the theoretical framework of interactivism; articulates the pedagogical theory which frames its assumptions regarding effective educational practice; positions the pedagogy of interactivism against traditional pedagogical practice; and argues for the educational importance of the interactivist view. Interactivism is the term used to describe a philosophical view which assumes that: reality is multiple, changing, and based on physical and natural forces of action and research; truth becomes known when senses and emotions interact with cognition as people react to and act upon their changing realities; and intentionality is good in that it allows people to gain some measure of power over the changing and unpredictable realities of their lives. Interactivist pedagogical theory assumes that the purpose of education is to create sentient learners who are able to recognize and intentionally adapt to changes and variations they experience in their everyday lives. The paper concludes that the interactivist philosophical and pedagogical view may be a starting point for moving beyond the common school model in order to find an answer to the question of how to educate each and every student. (Contains 28 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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