Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His theories about cognitive development dominate psychology around the world today, but it is in the field of education where his influence has been especially felt.
In this two volume set, Bruner has selected and assembled his most important writings about education. Volume I spans the twenty years from 1957 to 1978 and Volume II covers 1979 to 2006.
Volume I starts with a specially written introduction by Bruner, in which he gives an overview of the 1957-1978 years and contextualises his selection of papers. The articles and chapters then reveal the thinking, the concepts and the empirical research of that time that have made Bruner one of the most respected and cited educational authorities of our time.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Going Beyond the Information Given (1957) 2. Learning and Thinking (1959) 3. The Functions of Teaching (1960) 4. The Importance of Structure (1960) 5. Readiness for Learning (1960) 6. The Act of Discovery (1961) 7. The Course of Cognitive Growth (1964) 8. Man: A Course of Study (1965) 9. The Perectibility of Intellect (1966) 10. The Will to Learn (1966) 11. The Growth of Mind (1971) 12. The Nature and Uses of Immaturity (1972) 13. Child's Play (1974) 14. Patterns of Growth (1974) 15. Poverty and Childhood (1974) 16. The Role of Tutoring in Problem Solving (1976) 17. Learning How to Do Things with Words (1977) 18. Symbols and Texts as Tools of Intellect (1978)