Title: Learning by All Means
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Num Pages: 158 pages. BIC Classification: ABA. Category: (P) Professional & Scholarly; (UP) Postgraduate; (UU) Undergraduate. Weight in Grams: 260. . 1992. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780820418971
Synopsis: Learning By All Means presents a modern philosophy of education that exhibits the aesthetic face of learning in all of its varieties. Concentrating on the concept of learning, rather than teaching, and offering a philosophical rather than psychological approach, this book asks such fundamental questions as: How, what, why, and where do we learn? What are the roles of reason and imagination in learning? What are the differences and relations among learning by instruction, by practice, by example, and by reflection? How are the standards and values of particular fields and disciplines communicated and interpreted? How do traditional practices shape us even as we strive to go beyond them? And finally, how are our sensibilities, our very Selves, transformed by learning? Responding to such questions, Learning By All Means challenges established learning theories by stressing the personal struggle for competency and creativity.
About the Author: The Author: V.A. Howard has been co-Director of the Philosophy of Education Research Centre at Harvard University since 1983. Since taking his Ph.D. in Philosophy at Indiana University, he has written extensively on symbol theory, music, aesthetics, arts education, writing and discussion skills, and artistic process. His books include Thinking Together: the Dialogue of Discovery (with J.H. Barton, 1992), Varieties of Thinking: Essays from Harvard's Philosophy of Education Research Centre (1990), Thinking on Paper (with J.H. Barton, 1986), and Artistry: the Work of Artists (1982). He has held full time teaching positions at the University of Western Ontario, the University of London, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.
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