Subjectivity, Learning, and Educational Theory
An argument for the pervasiveness of subjectivity in learning, in terms of the internal, personal experience and its interaction with socially constructed situations.
# 68922 | 3,167 words | 7 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Sep 20, 2006 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory)
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Teaching, specifically in the realm of history/social studies, involves at the very least, an interaction between the subjectively constructed worlds of the student, the teacher, the school environment and the larger community. This paper explores the manifestations of subjectivity in education in light of the works of various theorists (Piaget, Vygotsky, Bandura, Dewey, and Bruner) and in terms of social constructivism, from a postmodern point of view.
From the Paper:"Teaching history should, of necessity, include a dialogue about the conflicts inherent in relating and using knowledge about the past. Professional historians spend a great deal of time citing the work of others in their monographs in a dialogic manner--the relation of past events is not only a matter of discovery, it is a matter of socially constructed dialogic interpretation, often coupled with fierce disagreement. It is possible to read whole books on the study of the study of history, anthropology, religion, psychology, political studies, and on and on and on. If one cares to pursue it further, there are almost certainly scholarly monographs existing solely to respond to what one theorist said about the study of the study of whichever branch you choose to delve into. "
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