Why philosophy matters
- Paperback / softback, 24 pages, 210 mm x 148 mm
- 15 Oct 2018
- UCL IOE Press
Professor Jan Derry draws on the work of the neo-Hegelian philosopher Robert Brandom, termed inferentialism, to re-examine questions concerning knowledge that have preoccupied teachers, educational researchers and policymakers. Considerations about the nature of knowledge and understanding involve conceptions of mind, meaning, and activity. Common conceptions are challenged by adopting a Vygotskian approach to both pedagogic practice and knowledge, one that emphasizes the significance of normative constraints for both teachers and learners.
Jan Derry is Professor of the Philosophy of Education at the UCL Institute of Education.