How We Think We Think
by Philip W. Jackson — 2012
Background: The intellectual context of this essay is the nature of human thought as examined by philosophers and psychologists past and present.
Focus of study: The study focuses on the treatment of thinking by John Dewey in his two editions of ‘How We Think’ and by William James in his ‘Talks to Teachers’.
Research Design: This is a philosophical/interpretive essay.
Conclusions: The essay concludes that both James and Dewey addressed the nature of thinking too narrowly. A broader conception of thinking is urged. The implications for teachers are briefly discussed.
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