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[Xmca-l] Re: Ignorance as a driver in science



In the "conclusion" of Activity, Consciousness & Personality, Leontyev
describes the problem of "interlevel transitions" as a future research
question.

http://www.marxists.org/archive/leontev/works/1978/ch5b.htm

Best,
Huw


On 1 April 2014 16:37, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> My question:
> On the scale of the "local" as well as the "global", what will it take to
> for us humans to recognize our mutuality of being? i.e., to see ourselves
> in others and others in ourselves?
>
> But then again, 10 years is far too short a timeline...
> -greg
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:46 AM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Good luck in your inquiry, Laure. Here is my question: If an ounce of
> > prevention is worth a pound of cure, what changes in human development
> > would be required to implement practices that privilege prevention
> instead
> > of repair?
> >
> > David --
> >
> > What is the incompatibility you see between schooling and cultural
> > learning?
> > My own take on this issue remains what it was a while back, as laid out
> in
> > the attached.
> >
> > So far as I can tell, the default answer to your question widely accepted
> > among both developmentalists and the public is the intense preparation
> for
> > schooling beginning as early as possible in children's lives is the only
> > way to go. More, not less, emphasis on school-as-we-know-it -- and lots
> > more of it.
> >
> > Paradoxical, isn't it?
> > mike
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 5:54 AM, David Preiss <daviddpreiss@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > One question that matters to me relates to the impact of schooling on
> > > human development widely understood. I growingly think that schooling
> is
> > > not compatible with the natural processes of cultural learning, as
> > > described by Tomasello. The question that arises is whether we can come
> > up
> > > with scalable and inclusive alternatives that are informed by what we
> now
> > > know are species compatible ways of instructing and learning.
> > > David
> > >
> > > On Apr 1, 2014, at 9:02 AM, Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > I guess How to questions are as interesting, aren't they ?
> > > > Cheers
> > > > LK
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > 2014-04-01 13:37 GMT+02:00 Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net>:
> > > >
> > > >> Laure,
> > > >> I have lots of questions, but they are all "how to" not "what is"
> > > >> questions.
> > > >> Andy
> > > >>
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > > >> *Andy Blunden*
> > > >> http://home.mira.net/~andy/
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Laure Kloetzer wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Dear colleagues,
> > > >>>
> > > >>> As part of an introduction course on psychology here in France, I
> > plan
> > > to
> > > >>> work with my students partly on Stuart Firestein's book on the
> value
> > of
> > > >>> Ignorance to drive scientific research. I would like to ask you a
> > > related
> > > >>> question. Would you accept to share with the community here your
> > > answers
> > > >>> to
> > > >>> the following question:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Which are the unsolved psychological questions on which you would
> > > dream to
> > > >>> get an answer in the next ten years ?
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I plan to ask the same question to the COGDEV online community
> > > (cognition
> > > >>> and development).
> > > >>>
> > > >>> The goal would be (a) to show the students that there are a lot of
> > > things
> > > >>> that we don't know yet, (b) that this "ignorance" is exciting, and
> > (c)
> > > to
> > > >>> compare how different researchers / fields frame the field of
> > > ignorance,
> > > >>> (d) to relate these current psychological questions to our life and
> > > world.
> > > >>> I guess my perspective is to wonder how we may open alternatives to
> > an
> > > >>> accumulative model of science, which prevents the students from
> > > engaging
> > > >>> truly in exploration, as they believe they don't know the basics
> > > (which is
> > > >>> also true. They also need to understand the basics, but not to be
> > > crushed
> > > >>> under them).
> > > >>>
> > > >>> What do you think of this ? What would your unsolved psychological
> > > >>> questions be ?
> > > >>> Thanks for your help,
> > > >>> Best,
> > > >>> LK
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
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