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ERIC Number: EJ1055780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Taylorism and the Logic of Learning Outcomes
Stoller, Aaron
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v47 n3 p317-333 2015
This essay examines the shared philosophical foundations of Fredrick W. Taylor's scientific management principles and the contemporary learning outcomes movement (LOM). It analyses the shared philosophical ground between the focal point of Taylor's system--"the task"--and the conceptualization and deployment of "learning outcomes" in American post-secondary systems. It further critiques Taylor's principles and the logic of outcomes from the standpoint of John Dewey's educational philosophy. This essay will show how the contemporary LOM is not only an extension of Taylorism, but also yields the very real possibility of restricting the creative capacities and unique potentials of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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