In Search of Pedagogy Volume I

The Selected Works of Jerome Bruner, 1957-1978

By Jerome S. Bruner

© 2006 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

Jerome Bruner is one of the best-known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. His theories about cognitive development dominate psychology around the world today, but it is in the field of education where his influence has been especially felt.

In this two volume set, Bruner has selected and assembled his most important writings about education. Volume I spans the twenty years from 1957 to 1978 and Volume II covers 1979 to 2006.

Volume I starts with a specially written introduction by Bruner, in which he gives an overview of the 1957-1978 years and contextualises his selection of papers. The articles and chapters then reveal the thinking, the concepts and the empirical research of that time that have made Bruner one of the most respected and cited educational authorities of our time.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Going Beyond the Information Given (1957) 2. Learning and Thinking (1959) 3. The Functions of Teaching (1960) 4. The Importance of Structure (1960) 5. Readiness for Learning (1960) 6. The Act of Discovery (1961) 7. The Course of Cognitive Growth (1964) 8. Man: A Course of Study (1965) 9. The Perectibility of Intellect (1966) 10. The Will to Learn (1966) 11. The Growth of Mind (1971) 12. The Nature and Uses of Immaturity (1972) 13. Child's Play (1974) 14. Patterns of Growth (1974) 15. Poverty and Childhood (1974) 16. The Role of Tutoring in Problem Solving (1976) 17. Learning How to Do Things with Words (1977) 18. Symbols and Texts as Tools of Intellect (1978)

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
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PSYCHOLOGY / General
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PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology