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Rosenberg, Danny – Quest, 2019
Physical literacy has gained worldwide prominence over the last decade by re-conceptualizing primarily the meaning of physical education. British educator Margaret Whitehead is the most famous proponent of this expression and expositor of its philosophical foundation and value. As such, physical literacy rejects dualism, is buttressed by monism,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Play, Games
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Johnston, James Scott – Educational Theory, 2016
In this essay, James Scott Johnston examines Jürgen Habermas's transcendental justification of his discourse theory of morality. According to Johnston, the application of Habermas's theory to educational issues often assumes that this justification is a cogent one. However, if the theory is to provide reasoned and appropriate guidance for…
Descriptors: Ethics, Persuasive Discourse, Theories, Education
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Bates, Agnieszka – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
'Taking time seriously' is an enduring human concern and questions about the nature of time bear heavily on the meaning of childhood. In the context of the continuing debates on "readiness for school," 'taking time seriously' has contributed to policies on 'early interventions' which claim to support children in reaching their full…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Ethics, Educational Policy, Intervention
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Glaveanu, Vlad Petre – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2015
The present article introduces, develops, and illustrates a perspectival framework for the creative process drawing on current developments within the cultural psychology of creativity and the social theory of George Herbert Mead. The creative process is conceptualized as a form of action by which actors, materially and symbolically, alone and in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Sociocultural Patterns, Creative Activities, Artists
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Lee, Cheu-jey – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
This paper explores the concept of subjectivity from the perspective of a nonnative-English-speaking teacher educator at a Midwestern university in the USA. It begins with a literature review on the role subjectivity plays in education. It argues that acknowledging the existence of subjectivity allows us to investigate its enabling and disabling…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
Sanentz, Shahe – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this research is to understand the information seeking and information utilization behaviors of Armenian-English adult bilinguals, while paying particular attention to the contextual and experiential as well as to the affective and motivational aspects involved. At a meta-theoretical level, the study is rooted primarily in the…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Bilingualism, Indo European Languages, English (Second Language)
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Sandberg, Anette; Heden, Rebecca – Education 3-13, 2011
The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge on and gain an understanding of elementary school teachers' perspectives on the function of play in children's learning processes. The study is qualitative with a hermeneutical approach and has George Herbert Mead as a theoretical frame of reference. Interviews have been carried out with seven…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Play, Learning Processes, Elementary School Teachers
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Bates, Agnieszka – London Review of Education, 2012
The imperative of transforming education continues to permeate the discourse of UK education reform. Although the Coalition government's publications herald a "new school system", they reveal the same neo-liberal thinking as their New Labour predecessors. The context of the national budget deficit is now being brought to bear to promote…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Social Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Smilde, Rineke – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This essay addresses the relationship of improvisation and identity. Biographical research that was conducted by the author into professional musicians' lifelong learning showed the huge importance of improvisation for personal expression. Musically, the concept of "sound" appeared to serve as a strong metaphor for identity. In addition,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Creative Activities, Biographies
Bell, Amanda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study sought to contribute to the growing awareness surrounding the barriers, challenges, and needs of LGBTQ persons with disabilities at the collegiate level. The purpose of this research was to capture the lived experiences of LGBTQ persons with disabilities who were enrolled at postsecondary institutions throughout the United States.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Students, Qualitative Research, Disabilities
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Castle, Alfred L. – Educational Perspectives, 2015
Hawai'i has often been the beneficiary of the insights of extraordinary men and women who visited the islands and made important observations. Among these was perhaps America's most famous philosopher, John Dewey (1859-1952). First visiting Honolulu in 1899 as the guest of Mary Tenney Castle and her family, Dewey would help establish Hawai'i's…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Change Agents, Educational History, Educational Development
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Sutinen, Ari – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2008
This paper provides an analysis of the ideas of John Dewey and George Herbert Mead with regards the relationship between experience, meaning, language and thinking. It discusses how experience, meaning, language and thinking are based on the creative and constructive actions of individuals. Unlike what is the case in so-called radical…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Social Environment, Educational Environment, Transformative Learning
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Martin, Jack – Human Development, 2006
Toward the end of his life, George Herbert Mead developed a theory of perspectives that may be used to reinterpret his social, developmental psychology. This paper attempts such a reinterpretation, leading to the emergence of a theory of perspective taking in early childhood that looks quite different from that which is assumed in most extant work…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Perspective Taking, Young Children, Social Psychology
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Deaux, Kay; Burke, Peter – Social Psychology Quarterly, 2010
Sociology and psychology are no strangers in the theoretical world of self and identity. Early works by William James (1890), a psychologist, and George Herbert Mead (1934), a sociologist, are often taken as a starting point by investigators in both fields. In more recent years, with the development of a number of identity theories in both fields,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Sociology, Theories
Kazemek, Francis E. – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1988
Suggestions are offered for incorporating George Herbert Mead's ideas on the structure of literacy instruction, the use of volunteer tutors, student assessments, and instructional activities. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Philosophy, Literacy Education
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