Cognition and Curriculum Reconsidered 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Cognition and Curriculum Reconsidered 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Elliot Eisner
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Teachers College Press
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Cognition and Curriculum Reconsidered 2nd Edition / Edition 2

'Can give you some idea of the vision you are trying to transmit amidst all those examination results' - Management in Education

'The powerful ideas ... in the First Edition have gained ... urgency from the realities of the political policies for education which the intervening years have witnessed in both the USA and the UK. ..... the book's main theme - the narrowness of the concept of education encapsulated in those policies - gains added force from the growing predominance of technicist approaches to curriculum planning' - Professor A V Kelly, Goldsmiths' College, University of London

Cognition and Curriculum
became a seminal book which was essential reading for students of education over the last decade. Now, as the back-to-basics curriculum and standardized modes of evaluation - whose very foundations Elliot W Eisner was questioning a decade ago - are again finding favour with politicians, Eisner has revised his classic work. The result is Cognition and Curriculum Reconsidered, a substantially revised edition that adds two new chapters, including a critique of the reform efforts of the intervening years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900807733102
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Reforming Educational Reform1
Political Mandates for Change1
Obstacles to Change6
Looking Beneath the Surface10
Human Nature and the Purposes of Schooling12
How Shall We Decide What to Teach?16
2The Role of the Senses in Concept Formation20
Toward a Wider View of Cognition22
The Sources of Experience24
Language and Concept Formation29
An Expanded View of Knowledge31
Are There Nonqualitative Concepts?34
Summary and Significance35
3Forms of Representation39
The Features and Functions of Forms of Representation39
A Closer Look at Forms of Representation45
Modes of Treating Forms of Representation48
The Syntaxes of Forms of Representation55
4From Cognition to Curriculum61
From Conceptualization to Curriculum62
Implementing Curricula73
Making Learning Problem-Centered82
Summing Up the Argument85
In Retrospect87
About the Author107

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