Childrens Minds, Talking Rabbits, & Clockwork Oranges: Essays On Education Kieran Egan

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Childrens Minds, Talking Rabbits, & Clockwork Oranges: Essays On Education  by  Kieran Egan

Childrens Minds, Talking Rabbits, & Clockwork Oranges: Essays On Education by Kieran Egan
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In these essays, the author questions the concept of children as concrete thinkers and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum. Arguing that most empirical research in education is fruitless because of a particular conceptualMoreIn these essays, the author questions the concept of children as concrete thinkers and recommends discarding social studies from the curriculum. Arguing that most empirical research in education is fruitless because of a particular conceptual confusion, he aims to show how presuppositions commonly prevent people from thinking effectively about educational issues.

Focusing on childrens and adolescents thinking, he seeks to show how education must engage childrens imaginations. The text moves from research and theory to practical lesson-planning, showing, for example, how one can teach punctuation in an engaging way.



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