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ERIC Number: EJ947727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Semiotics of Education: A New Vision in an Old Landscape
Pikkarainen, Eetu
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 n10 p1135-1144 Dec 2011
In this article, I attempt to describe how certain theoretical constructions of semiotics could be applied in educational theoretical work. First I introduce meaning as a basic concept of semiotics, thus also touching on concepts such as action, competence and causality. I am then able to define learning as a change of competences, and also refer to the pedagogical concept of learning i.e. Bildung, which can be roughly defined as valuable human learning. I then take up the problem of education as pedagogical direction and communication. Finally, I conclude with some considerations on the famous Greimassian semiotic square.
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Language: English
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