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Learning, teaching, and education research in the 21st century : an evolutionary analysis of the role of teachers

Author: Joanna Swann
Publisher: London, England ; New York : Continuum, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learning, Teaching and Education Research in the 21st Century draws on Karl Popper''s evolutionary epistemology and challenges widespread assumptions about learning, teaching and research that are embedded in the practices of many teachers and in the design of most education institutions worldwide. Joanna Swann argues that to promote the growth of learning we need to encourage children and adolescents to exercise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Swann, Joanna.
Learning, teaching, and education research in the 21st century : an evolutionary analysis of the role of teachers.
London, England ; New York : Continuum, ©2012
xii, 269 pages
Named Person: Karl R Popper; Karl R Popper
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Swann
ISBN: 9781441147578 1441147578
OCLC Number: 880457496
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 The Purpose of This Book; Part 1 Learning; 2 The Challenge of an Evolutionary Analysis of Learning; 3 What Happens When We Learn; 4 Addressing Some Problematic Ideas about Learning; Part 2 Encouraging Learning; 5 What Promotes and What Inhibits Learning; 6 Against the Intensive Use of Prescribed Curricula with Children and Adolescents; 7 Developing Student-Initiated Curricula; Part 3 Developing Teaching; 8 Research and the Development of Teaching; 9 Developing a Popperian Science of School Teaching. 10 Improving Our Practices as Teachers11 Teaching for a Better World; References; Index.
Responsibility: Joanna Swann.

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'Inaddition to, and as a consequence of his revolutionary philosophy of scienceKarl Popper developed a new theory of evolutionary learning. Popper's basicidea is quite simple: all humans learn by Read more...

 
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