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ERIC Number: EJ1057980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Contemplation as a Corrective to Technological Education
Steel, Sean
Canadian Journal of Education, v36 n3 p458-480 2013
This paper argues that noetic studies, contemplation, or "theoria" ought to take greater precedence in education than is currently the case. Our modern focus on and fascination with information technologies serves in many ways to thwart and to discourage the cultivation of noetic studies and the pursuit of wisdom in schools. The suggestion throughout this paper is that if the significance of pre-modern and non-technological ways of knowing could be made clear and convincing to education stakeholders, it seems likely that the appropriateness of such pursuits might be recognized, and their practice rendered more frequent as a kind of corrective to technological education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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