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ERIC Number: EJ850256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Learning, Knowing and Being in the World: Postformalism, Einstein, and Lessons from a Kid Named Larry
Steinberg, Shirley
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n3 p553-558 Sep 2009
I describe how Joe Kincheloe experienced learning from a peer during his pre-school life only to see how his friend was unable to succeed at school. Joe's commitment to empowered cognition was grounded first, by his friend, Larry's mentorship--teaching him the environmental nuances of the mountains in rural Tennessee, and secondly, the contradiction of schooling being unable to afford learning for Larry. This article discusses how Kincheloe became a scholar, the salience of Einstein's work with his own, and the evolution of his research and scholarship. Examples of Kincheloe's work addressed are: postformalism, bricolage, critical theory, and alternative knowledges, and how this work has contributed to science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee