John Locke

Author: Alexander Moseley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441142169
Format: PDF, Docs
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John Locke is one of the great minds in educational history. Drawing on his perceptive observations of families and children he saw the importance of adapting learning to the child's dispositions. Critical of schools, he is the fountainhead of home tutoring, child-centred learning, and the importance of enjoyable learning. But for Locke learning was not about facts: a good education produced gentlemen who could in turn adapt themselves to commerce and politics. Locke's philosophy helped provide rigour to the scientific revolution, the impetus for the expansion of schools for the poor (which should be profitable) and child psychology. Alexander Mosely sets Locke's educational writings in their context with a sensitive reading of what Locke understood by 'education' and highlights the relevance of the study of Locke's work to our understanding of education today.

John Holt

Author: Roland Meighan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441106162
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he became an important proponent of homeschooling or 'unschooling', was a pioneer in youth rights theory and had a profound influence on school reform in particular and educational philosophy in general. Here, Roland Meighan challenges the often held notion that Holt's work was 'romantic' and impractical within the context of compulsory schooling. He brings together the work and thinking of John Holt into applicable theory for education students, enabling readers to appreciate the view that individuals outside the education system can influence and change what is happening within it.

Jean Piaget

Author: Richard Kohler
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825230364
Format: PDF
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Jean Piaget gilt als der bedeutendste Entwicklungspsychologe des 20. Jahrhunderts. Das vorliegende Buch liefert eine knappe, aber umfassende Einführung in sein Leben und sein vielfältiges Werk. Richard Kohler hebt die pädagogischen Aspekte von Piagets Schaffen hervor, rekonstruiert die institutionellen Kontexte seiner Karriere und analysiert die kulturellen Hintergründe sowie die theologische Basis seiner Theorie.

Michel Foucault

Author: Lynn Fendler
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441126651
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Michel Foucault's influential work spanned a wide array of intellectual disciplines, his writings having been widely taken up in philosophy, history, literary criticism and political theory. Focusing on the implications of Foucault's theories for education, whilst characterizing them as provocative, problematizing, poetic and playful, Lynn Fendler describes the historical context for understanding Foucault's ground breaking critiques. Including a discussion of his major theories of disciplinary power, genealogy, discourse and subjectivity, this text provides generative explanations of concepts, using analogies to the Internet and to food, in order to connect Foucault's theories to everyday experience.

Aristotle

Author: Alexander Moseley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472518918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aristotle is often underrated in educational circles but the impact of his philosophy and his actions are evident in the schools and universities around us today. Aristotle developed the first proper university that had different departments and vast collections of texts and artefacts. His philosophy has also influenced the greatest minds since his time, from Aquinas to today's logicians, rationalists, and empiricists. The influence of his educational thinking and his philosophy in general helped underpin the Renaissance and the modern era. In a nutshell, Aristotle took our thinking and said, 'make it sharper.' Alexander Moseley offers a thorough and comprehensive overview of the works of Aristotle and explores the influence of his thought and writings and their impact on our education systems today.

Aristotle

Author: Alexander Moseley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781847061034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aristotle is undisputedly a major thinker in education. Alexander Mosley's volume offers the most coherent account of Aristotle's educational thought. This work is divided into: 1) Intellectual Bibliography 2) Critical exposition of Aristotle's work 3) The reception and influence of Aristotle's work 4) The relevance of the work today>

John Henry Newman

Author: James Arthur
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826484079
Format: PDF
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A major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.John Henry Newman is indisputably a major thinker in education. James Arthur and Guy Nicholls' volume offers the most coherent account of Newman's educational thought. This work is divided into:Intellectual biography Critical exposition of Newman's work and The reception, influence and relevance of Newman's work today.