Living and Learning as Semiotic Engagement: A New Theory of Education

Living and Learning as Semiotic Engagement: A New Theory of Education

By: Andrew Stables (author)Hardback

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This book breaks new ground by exploring the possibilities of adopting a view of 'living and learning as semiotic engagement' as foundational to our understandings of education, management and other aspects of social and cultural life. It presents a fundamental rethinking of education and social policy based on a carefully, but hitherto little explored, set of premises.

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Dr. Stables is Professor of Education and Philosophy at the University of Bath.


Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Living as Semiotic Engagement; 1. Sign(al)s; 2. Humans, Animals and Other Life Forms; 3. The Individual and Society; 4. Living Well and Being Good; 5. Religion, Philosophy and the Paranormal; 6. Language and Reason; Part 2: Learning as Semiotic Engagement; 7. What is Learning?; 8. Consciousness; 9. Becoming Human? Infancy as Semiotic Engagement; 10. Teaching for Having Learnt: The Importance of Successful Action; 11. The Dynamics and Constraints of the Classroom; 12. Learning and Time; Part 3: Managing as Semiotic Engagement; 13. Public / Private; 14. Institutions as Inscriptions; 15. Responsible People; 16. Responsive Systems; 17. Meanings and Markets; Part 4: Understanding as Semiotic Engagement; 18. Ways of Knowing Ways of Knowing; 19. Education and Related Disciplines as Physical, Social and Cultural Practice; 20. Classrooms as Texts; 21. Researching Lived Experience: Some Theoretical Frameworks; 22. Researching 'Effective Schools'; Part 5: In Conclusion; 23. The Science of Becoming; 24. How to Make Your Education Work for You; 25. Learning to Love with Paradox in Competitive Communities Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773458826
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773458826
  • ISBN10: 0773458824

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