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Description - The Ways We Think by Emma Williams

The Ways We Think critiques predominant approaches to the development of thinking in education and seeks to offer a new account of thought informed by phenomenology, post-structuralism and the ordinary language philosophical traditions. Presents an original account of thinking for education and explores how this alternative conception of thought might be translated into the classroomExplores connections between phenomenology, post-structuralism and ordinary language philosophical traditionsExamines the relevance of language in accounts of how we thinkInvestigates the philosophical accounts of Gilbert Ryle, Martin Heidegger, John Austin and Jacques DerridaDraws upon experience of own teaching practice as philosopher-in-residence

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781119129561
ISBN-10: 1119129567
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 154mm x 13mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emma Williams

Emma Williams is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies, University of Warwick. She was previously Philosopher-in-Residence at Rugby School, where she taught Philosophy across the curriculum and helped develop interdisciplinary courses for the new A Level Qualification: The Extended Project. She has a background in Philosophy, particularly Post-Kantian European Philosophy, and the Philosophy of Education. Her work explores the themes of language, rationality and subjectivity within the context of education.