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ERIC Number: ED529922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Conceptual Examination of Bereiter's Educational Notion
Talkhabi, Mahmoud; Karrazi, Kamal
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 7 p1000-1008 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Bereiter's educational notion and its applicability, conceptually and critically. The method of research was empirical applicability by means of which the essential components of the notion were formulated, criticized and verified, to see if it is applicable. In the study, primarily Bereiter's philosophical assumptions and his main educational ideas were categorized, reformulated and criticized. The results of the study showed that, although Bereiter's educational notion has a relatively consistent framework, it could be criticized and its practice in real situations may face difficulties. One of the major difficulties of his philosophical assumptions is his distinction between World two and three and its implication for correlation between mind and knowledge. In addition, the key problem of his educational idea is generalization of knowledge building as a task of all students. However, although his ideas rely on cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field, but he fails to specify how education could be informed by that field. The article concludes that, although Bereiter has appropriately shown the educational issues arising from folk theory, some of his ideas, like his focus on knowledge building rather than learning, seem to be impractical. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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