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1st Edition

Coming to Know

Edited By

Phillida Salmon

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ISBN 9781032223797
March 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1980, Coming to Know offers an account which runs counter to orthodox educational psychology, in which learning and knowledge are reified, emotional aspects are excluded, the personal-social situation of the learner is ignored, and the created character of knowledge with all its social and political ramifications is denied. This collection of work explores personal knowing in a wide range of activities, from children’s classroom adjustment, through student learning as a social practice, to women’s perceptions of themselves. It argues that the processes of learning and knowing are not divorced from the learner as a person. Broadly humanistic in its approach, Coming to Know provides a welcome counterbalance to the scientific theory of learning. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of educational psychology and also for teachers and educationists.

Table of Contents

Introduction Phillida Salmon Part I 1. Children’s Classroom Adjustment Mary Baur 2. Student Learning as Social Practice Alan Radley 3. Handing Down the Magic Margaret Spencer Part II 4. On the Variety of the Forms of Self- Knowledge: Some Second Thoughts about Research on Women’s Perceptions of Themselves Kay Frost 5. From a Marginal Man to a Plural Person Jagdish S. Gundara 6. Feeling and Knowing Miller Mair Part III 7. Intelligence: An Ideological Bias of Conventional Psychology Nicholas P. Emler and Nick Heather 8. The Dramatic Mode Harold Rosen 9. Learning in Psychotherapy David Smail Index

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