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ERIC Number: EJ1011203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
What Is Wrong with Using Textbooks in Education?
Oral, Sevket Benhur
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n3 p318-333 2013
In this article, it is argued that the inordinate amount of time and attention given to the use of textbooks in education inadvertently leads to deadening miseducative experiences and creates a learning environment where what Dewey calls "consummatory experience" is thwarted. In order to unpack this thesis, Dewey's pragmatist aesthetics is engaged, and in particular, his concept of consummatory experience is defined and its temporal nature is elucidated by referring to two modes of time: chronological and phenomenological. Subsequently, the relation between teaching and consummatory experience is elucidated to uncover the reason why using textbooks is counterproductive. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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