Beyond Control and Rationality : Dewey , Aesthetics , Motivation , and Educative Experiences

  title={Beyond Control and Rationality : Dewey , Aesthetics , Motivation , and Educative Experiences},
  author={David Wong},
Contemporary perspectives in psychology and education characterize ideal students as rational and in control of their thinking and actions. The good student is often described as intentional, cognitive, metacognitive, critical, and reflective. I begin with a brief history of control and rationality to establish how “The Tradition” is deeply rooted in philosophy, religion, and, in general, the story of Western civilization. Although these qualities are indeed important, I suggest that powerful… CONTINUE READING
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