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ERIC Number: EJ1036192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Reasoning as a Pedagogical Tool: Tolstoy's Real Happening Stories for Children
Lushchevska, Oksana
Children's Literature in Education, v45 n1 p60-73 Mar 2014
Viewing Tolstoy's works from psychological and intellectual perspectives demonstrates his approach to children's literacy and especially the development of reasoning, which he presents in his writing for children and the stories he includes in his "New ABC" book (1875a) and four "Readers" (1875b). This article examines Tolstoy's reasoning approach in education and its application in his real happening stories for children. Some of Tolstoy's ideas about upbringing that are expressed in his stories are similar to ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and a Swiss developmental physiologist contemporary to Tolstoy, Jean Piaget (1896-1980). Tolstoy's real happening stories treat situations that a child might actually experience; they propose and teach scenarios that might influence a child's or an adult's thinking about ways to obtain an education. Thus, in Tolstoy's approach to children's education, reasoning becomes a pedagogical tool, used to develop knowledge, experience and critical thinking ability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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