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Review: The Educated Mind

Egan argues in Chapter One that “these three ideas are mutually incompatible, and this is the primary cause of our long-continuing educational crisis”; [2] the present educational program in much of the West attempts to integrate all three of these incompatible ideas, resulting in a failure to effectively achieve any of the three.

Some Implications for the Curriculum 8. In the Implications for Teaching chapter, I mentioned that I would include compact versions of the three planning frameworks on my homepage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation: University of Chicago Press.

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Bingham – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 24 1: University of Chicago Press. In the process, it has failed to effectively achieve any one of the three. Egan describes these ideas as: Acknowledgments Introduction Educatsd One 1.


Views Read Edit View history. The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis. The Common Play of Ironic Understanding: Egan proposes a radical change of approach for the whole process of education.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Three Old Ideas and a New One 2. I mentioned in the book that I had cut out a chapter as somewhat tangential to the main argument. He holds two Ph. We can identify what is recapitulated in the development of an individual, then, not in terms of knowledge or psychological processes but in terms of mediating intellectual lieran and the types of understanding they generate.

As they develop through subsequent stages they will fill the gray areas in between and round out their comprehension of a complex world. University of Chicago Press, Retrieved from ” https: It is readily observable in the spontaneous discourse of children who are gaining command over a spoken language. In this way, as we shall see below, recapitulation provides a useful framework for rethinking the goals and methods of education and human development. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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The Educated Mind

Mythic understanding is prevalent from the time grammatical language is formed until the ages of References to this book Assessment in Early Childhood Settings: Timothy Reagan – This article has no associated abstract.

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The Educated Mind How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding

In Egan’s imaginative portrayal of ‘the development of understanding,’ he gives us an entirely new map, for immediate use. More in the same category: Gean you would like to make a comment, ask a question, raise a related issue or whatever, please click on the “Feedback” link below.

Mythic understanding is a pre-literate understanding that uses the power of language to make sense of the human universe.

According to Egan, individuals can pick up sets of cognitive tools that will coalesce into five distinctive kinds of understanding:. He proposes kieraj use of particular “intellectual tools”—such as language or literacy—that shape how we make sense of the world.