SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education

Jerome Bruner

Developing a Sense of the Possible

Authors: Takaya, Keiichi

  • Encourages the audience to read Bruner’s original works by providing background information and some conceptual tools to understand his ideas
  • Provides a historical background of Bruner's work and locate his theory in the context of modern educational theories, particularly in contrast to Dewey’s
  • Gives brief explanations and definitions of his key concepts
  • Includes appraisals of his ideas by notable researchers (e.g. Nel Noddings, Howard Gardner, and Kieran Egan)​
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About this book

Jerome S. Bruner (1915- ) is one of the best known and most influential psychologists of the twentieth century. He has made significant contributions to cognitive psychology and educational theory. This book presents a brief introduction to Jerome Bruner’s educational ideas and details their influences on our educational discourse and practice. It examines Bruner’s ideas in the context of some key educational issues in the United States since the early twentieth century. Jerome Bruner: Developing a Sense of the Possible will be an inspiration, and vital call to action, to readers looking to better understand today’s instructional and curriculum theories. It will help readers gain invaluable insight into the ways teaching and schools can be improved in the future.

About the authors

Keiichi Takaya is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Letters, Kokugakuin University, Japan. He obtained a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, Canada, and has been involved in the work of SFU’s Imaginative Education Research Group since its establishment in 2001. His research interests are in the philosophical and historical foundations of education.

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $49.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jerome Bruner
Book Subtitle
Developing a Sense of the Possible
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6781-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6781-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-6780-5
Series ISSN
2211-937X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 59
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