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Teachability and Learnability : Can Thinking Be Taught? (Hardcover) (Paul Fairfield)

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Deep disagreements exist regarding what thinking and critical thinking are and to what extent they are teachable. Thinking is learned in some measure by all, but not everything that is learnable is also teachable in an institutional setting. In questioning the relationship between teachability and learnability, Fairfield investigates the implications of thinking as inquiry, education as the cultivation of agency, and self-education. By challenging some of the standard conceptions of thinking, the author explores the limits of teachability and advances critiques of standardized tests, digital learning technologies, and managerialism in education.

Number of Pages: 151
Genre: Education, Philosophy
Series Title: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Paul Fairfield
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2016
TCIN: 51638393
UPC: 9781138999497
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-0543
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