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ERIC Number: ED501585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Coffee Cups, Frogs, and Lived Experience
Bruce, Bertram C.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v4 n2 2008
Stories are how we make sense of experiences, thus providing the historical sense of life. To paraphrase Dewey, extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience enables us to do the same for our pasts. The continual reconstruction of the past in the light of the present is integral to full engagement with the present time. When we tell stories over a cup of coffee, we participate in the wholeness of language, which is itself a means of enacting the wholeness of life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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