Saturday, January 26, 2008

educational turn

An approach to a broader concept of education.

Based on the Symbol Theory of Nelson Goodman
and John Dewey's Philosophy of Experience and Education.
Research project, founded 2007
art, cognition, experience and education

Considering the consequences of a "systematic study of symbols and symbol systems and the way they function in our perceptions and actions and arts and sciences, and thus in the creation and comprehension of our worlds" (Nelson Goodman, Languages of Art), radical changes in our educational technology should be developed.

The exploration of the perception and creation of the various symbol systems provides a broader concept of understanding, including a philosophy of experience, taking also emotion and sensual perception serious as basic aspects of the human being and indispensable for creating meaning and self consciousness.

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