What is a significant educational experience

Hinchliffe, Geoffrey (2011) What is a significant educational experience. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 45 (3). pp. 417-432. ISSN 1467-9752

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This article analyses the nature of an educational experience by taking as its starting point Dewey's Art as Experience in order to identify what it is that counts as a significant or worthwhile experience. Dewey suggests that an experience needs to have an integral character in which the different phases of the experience are related and which tends towards a conclusion. Furthermore, an experience also needs to have the character of what Dewey calls an ‘undergoing’, an engagement with content which may be difficult or painful. It is suggested that this kind of experience may be seen in terms of a ‘light’ pedagogy in which content is allowed to unfold. This is contrasted with educational experiences that are ‘teacher-driven’ or ‘learner-driven’.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Higher Education and Society
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 16:11
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 20:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37337
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2011.00820.x


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