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ERIC Number: EJ925136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
The Role of Insight in Science Education: An Introduction to the Cognitional Theory of Bernard Lonergan
Marroum, Renata-Maria
Science & Education, v13 n6 p519-540 Aug 2004
This paper describes the transcendental method of Bernard Lonergan and its relevance to science education in general, and to physics education in particular. Lonergan formulated a cognitional theory, based upon the self-assembling dynamic invariant structure of human knowing, that unfolds the complex relation among knowing, objective knowledge, and intending subjects (knowers). His heuristic method integrates some of the tools necessary to facilitate the learning and teaching process because it provides a key that can link the intending subject (student), the intended object (knowledge), and the mediating subject (the teacher). His differentiated structure of knowledge can be employed to investigate pedagogical questions and models that address how students can be encouraged to engage actively in their own authentic learning process.
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Language: English
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