Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education

by Gert J.J. Biesta, George Herbert Mead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159451531X

ISBN-13: 9781594515316

Pub. Date: 07/01/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Never before published, this book features George Herbert Mead’s illuminating lectures on the Philosophy of Education at the University of Chicago during the early 20th century. These lectures provide unique insight into Mead’s educational thought and reveal how his early psychological writings on the social character of meaning and the social origin of

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Never before published, this book features George Herbert Mead’s illuminating lectures on the Philosophy of Education at the University of Chicago during the early 20th century. These lectures provide unique insight into Mead’s educational thought and reveal how his early psychological writings on the social character of meaning and the social origin of reflective consciousness was central in the development of what Mead referred to as his social conception of education. The introduction to the book provides an overview of Mead’s educational thought and places it against the wider social, intellectual, and historical background of modern educational concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: George Herbert Mead and the Development of a Social Conception of Education   Gert Biesta   Daniel Trohler     1
Editing Principles     17
George Herbert Mead's Lectures on Philosophy of Education
Education and the Intellectual Process of Community Life     21
So-Called Education in Lower Animals Compared with Conscious Education in the Child     24
Language, Communication, and Human Consciousness     29
Play, Initiation, and Cult: The Origin and Development of Value Judgments     33
Cult, Magic, and Myth: A Psychological Analysis of Perception     38
The Social Nature of Cult     43
Psychology of Worth and Reality, Myth and Explanation: Thinking and Social Consciousness     48
Two Forms of Perception and the Aesthetic Phase of Reflective Consciousness     57
The Role of the Aesthetic Object in Reflective Consciousness     62
The Aesthetic Object and the Working Image     67
Expression and Emotion     71
Gesture, Communication, and Consciousness of Meaning     75
Cult, Myth, and Education     79
The Three Stages of the Act and the Relationship between Intercourse and Thought     83
Gesture, Conversation, and Consciousness of Meaning     87
The Function of the Aesthetic Imagein Thought     91
Cult and Myth in Greek Society     96
Myth, Community, and Education     100
Greek Science and Education     103
The Social Origin of Greek Science     107
The Role of Education in the Development of Greek Science     111
The Aesthetic Object and the Social Origin of Reflection     115
Pythagoras, Subjective Consciousness, and Abstraction     122
Abstraction and Generalization in the Thought Process     126
The Role of Abstraction in Reflective Thought     130
Abstraction and Magic     133
The Scientific Method and Education     136
Socratic Education and the Role of Method     140
From Greek Science to Modern Science     144
Bacon, Galileo, Copernicus, Newton, and the Consciousness of Method     148
The Social Character of the Reflective Process     152
Education, Explanation, and Science     156
The Phases of the Process of Thinking: Historical and Psychological     159
Science, Education, and Method: The Role of the Aesthetic Form     163
The Aesthetic Form and Scientific Method     167
The Stages of the Reflective Process     170
Education and the Conveying of Meanings      172
Language, Communication, and Meaning in Education     177
Works Cited by Mead     179
References     182
Index     186
About the Editors     195

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