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Author Olson, David R., 1935- author.

Title Jerome Bruner : the cognitive revolution in educational theory / David Olson
Published London, England ; New York, New York : Bloomsbury, 2007


Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series Bloomsbury Library of Educational Thought
Bloomsbury library of educational thought.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Foreword; Preface; Part 1 Intellectual Biography; Chapter 1 The Making of St Jerome; Notes; Part 2 Critical Exposition of Bruner's Work; Chapter 2 Bruner's Psychology and the Cognitive Revolution; The Active Mind; Cognitive Strategies; Cognitive Structures; Culture and Cognition; Stages of Cognitive Development; Cultural Evolution and Cultural Development; Intentionality, Intersubjectivity, and Language Development; The Narrative Turn; From the Active Mind to Storied Mind; Chapter 3 Bruner's 'Fresh Look' at Education
The Structure of KnowledgeReadiness for Learning; On Discovery Learning; Motivation for Learning; Chapter 4 From Educational Theory to Educational Practice; MACOS -- Man: A Course of Study; Scaffolding: Explorations in Pedagogy; Head Start; Reggio Emilia; Chapter 5 From Practice Back to Educational Theory; The Theory of Instruction; Teaching as a Meeting of Minds; Culture and Education; Notes; Part 3 The Reception of Bruner's Work; Chapter 6 The Intellectual Uptake: The Debate About Education and Human Development; Bruner and Dewey; Bruner and Piaget; Bruner and Vygotsky
Chapter 7 Institutional Uptake: Bruner's Theory and Educational ReformSchooling and the Margin for Reform; On Discovery Learning; Discourse and Learning; Bruner and the Prospects for School Reform; The Reception of MACOS; The Reception of Head Start; Improving Instruction in the School; Improving Educational Research and Theory; Notes; Part 4 The Relevance of Bruner's Theory to the Ongoing Educational Debates; Chapter 8 Appraisals: The Bruner Legacy; The Role of Ideas in Educational Research and Educational Reform; Was Bruner Wrong?; The New Educational Discourse
Chapter 9 Brunerian Perspectives on the Way Forward: An Anthropology of SchoolingAn Anthropology of Schooling; How Humans Learn; How Families Teach: Patterns of Child Rearing; How Institutions Teach: The Invention of Schooling; Chapter 10 Brunerian Perspectives on the Way Forward: A Cognitive Theory of Pedagogy; Folk Pedagogies: Three Ways of Thinking About Teaching and Learning; Notes; Part 5 Excerpts from an Interview with Jerome Bruner, 8 February 2005; Appendix A: On Constructing Meaning; Appendix B: How Bruner Became Interested in Education; Appendix C: Teaching the Hypothetical
Appendix D: On DeweyAppendix E: Reggio Emilia and International Comparisons; Appendix F: The Meaning of Assessment; Appendix G: Trajectories of Bruner's Thinking; Appendix H: Head Start and School Reform; Bibliography; Index
Summary Jerome Bruner is the vanguard of the cognitive revolution in psychology and the predominant spokesman for the role of culture and education in the making of the modern mind. In this text Olson encourages the reader to think about children as Bruner did, not as bundles of traits and dispositions to be diagnosed and remediated, but as thoughtful, keenly interested, agentive persons who are willing and indeed able to play an important role in their own learning and development. Through the unique approach of combining commentary and conversation with Bruner, the author provides an insight into
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bruner, Jerome S. (Jerome Seymour)
SUBJECT Bruner, Jerome S. (Jerome Seymour) fast
Subject Educators -- United States -- Biography
Psychologists -- United States -- Biography
Educational psychology.
Education -- Philosophy.
Psychology, Educational
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Education -- Philosophy
Educational psychology
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441183132