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ERIC Number: EJ855609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
Pedagogy for Knowledge Recognition and Acquisition: Knowing and Being at the Close of the Mechanical Age
Jaros, Milan
Curriculum Journal, v20 n3 p191-205 Sep 2009
It is the outstanding intellectual challenge of our age to find ways of providing citizens with access to and competent acquisition of the new applications and systems of knowledge. The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it is to justify at the conceptual level that we are facing an unprecedented shift in the way knowledge is generated and acquired, and to draw attention to the specificity of the emerging curricula pathways along which learners and their mentors may respond to this challenge. For this it draws upon the work of Walter Benjamin. Second, the aim is to outline and open for discussion a "bottom-up" approach to learning and curriculum in higher education that would be complementary to the traditional methods of delivery, and to draw guidelines for bridging the gap between the conceptual ideas and the pragmatic, pedagogical steps needed to implement this approach. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom