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ERIC Number: EJ1077066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Practical Life: The Keystone of Life, Culture, and Community
Ramani, Uma
NAMTA Journal, v38 n2 p47-54 Spr 2013
Uma Ramani's characterization of practical life is philosophical and anthropological, suggesting that "human history is the story of the evolution of our practical life activities." Practical life is a collaborative activity that creates community and culture. One's adaptation to life through the daily work of ordering our environment lends meaning to all learning and to living a good life. [This article is based on a talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Whole School Practical Life: A Comprehensive View of Community, the Intelligence, and the Hand," Dallas, TX, January 17-20, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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