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Deweyan Inquiry
From Education Theory to Practice
Deweyan Inquiry
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James Scott Johnston - Author
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Hardcover - 107 pages
Release Date: May 2009
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ISBN13: 978-0-7914-9355-7

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Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.

Deweyan Inquiry brings John Dewey’s theory of inquiry together with educational theory and practice. James Scott Johnston uses Dewey’s late masterpiece Logic: The Theory of Inquiry as a guide and looks at inquiry in science and science education, social science and social science education, art and art education, and embodiment and physical education. He argues that inquiry is self-correcting, and that this makes Deweyan inquiry particularly useful for the always-changing educational milieu.

“…Johnston sets an ambitious and important goal—applying Deweyan inquiry to the problem of teaching children in K–12. He relies primarily on Dewey’s (1938) Logic: The Theory of Inquiry, a work seldom applied to educational settings. For this alone Johnston should be applauded.” — Education and Culture

“Johnston ably navigates the dense theory of Dewey and constructs thought-provoking examples useful to the practitioner.” — CHOICE

James Scott Johnston is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Education at Queen’s University in Canada and the author of Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy, also published by SUNY Press.



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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction
The Case for Inquiry
The Case for Deweyan Inquiry
Chapter Summaries

1. An Account of General Inquiry

Of What Does Inquiry Consist
The Contexts of Inquiry
How the Logic of Inquiry Operates
Conflicts and Doubts Regarding Inquiry
Conclusion

2. Inquiry in Science Education

What Does Inquiry in Science Education Consist of?
What Contexts does Inquiry in Science Education Operate in?
How Does Inquiry in Science Education Operate?
Conflicts and Doubts in Science Education
Conclusion

3. Inquiry in Social Science Education

What Does Inquiry in Social Science Education Consist of?
What Contexts does Inquiry in Science Education Operate in?
How Does Inquiry in Social Science Education Operate?
Conflicts and Doubts in Social Science Education
Conclusion

4. Inquiry in Art and Art Education

What Does Inquiry in Art Consist of?
What Contexts Does Inquiry in Art Education Operate in?
How Does Inquiry in Art Education Operate?
Conflicts and Doubts in Art Education
Conclusion

5. Inquiry, Embodiment, and Kinesthetics in Education

What Does Inquiry in Bodily-kinesthetic Education Consist of?
What Contexts does Inquiry in Bodily-Kinesthetic Education Operate in?
How Does Inquiry in Bodily-kinesthetic Education Operate?
Conflicts and Doubts in Bodily-kinesthetic Education
Conclusion

Conclusion
Notes

References
Suggested Readings
Index


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