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ERIC Number: EJ866858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Making Sense
Golding, Clinton
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v41 n7 p814-817 Dec 2009
In this article, the author provides a self-portrait of his intellectual life. He states that overall his approach to teaching and researching is about "making sense" where inadequate or incongruous conceptions fall into place or are transformed so they are congruous and adequate. In his teaching the author applies the methods of philosophy to help his students make sense for themselves. He believes that for students to develop more adequate and congruent conceptions, they must engage in philosophical dialogue about substantial philosophical issues with no easy or simple resolutions. In his research his aim is to personally make sense of the issues he is exploring and to work out how to present the insights he constructs so they make sense to, and are useful for, others. In particular, the author's aim is to make sense of how people can best assist others to make sense. Because "making sense" is his general philosophical approach to teaching and research, he is able to engage with a wide range of topics and areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand