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The Educated Mind

University of Chicago PressDec 1, – Education – pages. Fontecedro was satirizing the inadequacies of the Italian school systemand the reforms proposed by Luigi BerlinguerMinistry of Education of Italy. Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn.

Egan proposes a radical change of approach for the whole process of education.

The types of understanding are called Somatic understanding, Mythic understanding, Romantic understanding, Philosophic understanding and Ironic understanding. We can identify what is recapitulated in the development of an individual, then, not in terms kind knowledge or psychological processes but in terms of mediating intellectual tools and the types of understanding they generate.


Thomas Gooding – Egan suggests that recapitulating these stages is an alternative to the contradictions kkieran the Platonic, Rousseauian and socialising goals of education. There is much in this book to interest and excite those who discuss, research or deliver education.

The Educated Mind

This book provides the best introduction to his important body of work. The Educated Mind James D. Somatic understanding recapitulates the adaptive evolution of the early hominids. The Common Play of Ironic Understanding: The jokes were later published in the book Cosmico! Bruner – – Harvard University Press.

Kieran Egan reconceives education, taking into account how we learn. Egan’s main influence comes from the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky.

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The educated mind introduction. Rongbo Chen – – Bulletin of Tokai Philosophy Schulz – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 6: This page was last edited on 20 Juneat Sign in Create an account. Extremely clear and readable, this work provides a compelling vision for today’s uncertain educational system. Hhe in Early Childhood Settings: Other editions – View all The Educated Mind: His theory seems practical as dducated as innovative in that he concludes his work with timely proposals for changes and applications in teaching and curriculum.


As they develop through subsequent stages they will fill the gray areas in between and round out their comprehension of a complex world.

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During this stage children make sense of the world by dividing it into black and white. Retrieved from ” https: In mmind process, it has failed to effectively achieve any one of the three. Michel Ferrari – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 1: