The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding is a 1997 book on educational theory by Kieran Egan
The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding is a 1997 book on educational theory by Kieran Egan. Egan argues that much of educational theorizing pivots around three basic ideas of what the aim of education should be: to educate people in content that would give them a "privileged and rational view of reality" (Plato)
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Kieran Egan, a Faculty Member in Education at Simon Fraser University explores ideas about Education . I am primarily interested in education. My work focuses on a new educational theory and its implications for a changed curriculum, teaching practices, and the institution of the school.
Kieran Egan, a Faculty Member in Education at Simon Fraser University explores ideas about Education, Thinking, Imagination, Intellectual development, Storytelling, Cognition, and Curriculum.
His ideas concerning how to best educate our children are presented clearly and enthusiastically
His ideas concerning how to best educate our children are presented clearly and enthusiastically. The vital importance of stories and imagination are reinforced. Egan has created a thought-experiment in his book: what would education look like if it was based on wonder, emotion, and the recognition that depth of knowledge is more important than breadth? The book is split into two sections. The first is a theoretical overview of his theory of how the mind works, while the second is an application of his theory in the form of a "future history" of education, 2010-2060, using his principles.
Kieran Egan (born 1942) is a contemporary educational philosopher and a student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural history. He has written on issues in education and child development, with an emphasis on the uses of imagination and the intellectual stages (Egan calls them understandings) that occur during a person’s intellectual development. He has questioned the work of Jean Piaget and progressive educators, notably Herbert Spencer and John Dewey.
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Originator: Kieran Egan, a Professor at Simon Fraser University, proposed his theory of cognitive tools as part of a sustained program of writing .
Canadian curriculum theorist Kieran Egan (1997) offered a theory of cognitive tools as a possible replacement for several dominant theories of learning widely applied to education, including Piaget’s theory of cognitive stages, Dewey’s theories about the nature and goals of education, and applications of evolutionary theory applied to cognitive development and learning. Egan proposed that there exist five kinds of.
This engaging book presents a frontal attack on current forms of schooling and a radical rethinking of the whole education process. Kieran Egan, a prize-winning scholar and innovative thinker, does not rail against teachers, administrators, or politicians for the failures of the school. Instead he argues that education today is built on a set of mutually exclusive goals that are destined to defeat our best efforts. Egan explores the three big ideas and aims of education-academic, social, and developmental growth-and exposes their flaws and fundamental incompatibility.
The Learning in Depth program is a simple but radical innovation, which was first implemented in Canada in 2008/2009 and is now being used in a dozen countries with many thousand students. The aim of the program is to ensure that every student becomes an expert on something during schooling.