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ERIC Number: EJ1135562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1751-2271
Handaxes, Concepts, and Teaching
Chazan, Michael
Mind, Brain, and Education, v6 n4 p197-203 Dec 2012
This paper argues that teaching of concepts is deeply rooted in human phylogeny. The basis of this argument is a consideration of the type of knowledge used to make handaxes, a tool that is found in the archaeological record beginning around 1.8 million years ago. A distinction is made between the human capacity for teaching concepts, which has a deep evolutionary history, and the types of learning that take place in classrooms that can be related to the social context of early state societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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