Explorations of Educational Purpose

Critical Pedagogy and Cognition

An Introduction to a Postformal Educational Psychology

Authors: Malott, Curry Stephenson

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  • Introduces readers to a complex set of ideas around issues of critical pedagogy, cognition, and educational psychology
  • Sets out a new paradigm for approaching the study of cognition and the implications of this perspective for educational psychology
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This book simultaneously contributes to the fields of critical pedagogy and educational psychology in new and innovative ways by demonstrating how critical pedagogy, postformal psychology, and Enlightenment science, seemingly separate and distinct disciplines, are actually part of the same larger, contextualized, complex whole from the inner most developmentally-fixed biological context of human faculties to the perpetually shifting, socially and politically constructed context of individual schema and human civilization.

 

The text’s uniqueness stems from its bold attempt to connect the postformal critical constructivist/pedagogy work of Joe Kincheloe and others to Western science through a shared, although previously misunderstood, critique and rejection of crude forms of social control, which the psychologists call behaviorism and Western scientists identify as mechanical philosophy. This book therefore argues that critical pedagogy— which includes, among others, anarchist, Marxist, feminist, Indigenous (globally conceived), Afro-Caribbean/American, and postmodern traditions—and critical/constructivist educational psychology have much to gain by engaging previously rejected work in critical solidarity, that is, without compromising one’s values or democratic commitments. The goal of this book is therefore to contribute to this vision of developing a more transgressive and transformational educational psychology.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Pedagogy and Cognition
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to a Postformal Educational Psychology
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0630-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0630-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0629-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3531-6
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 196
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