- Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy
- The Epistemic Aims of Education
- Moral and Political Aims of Education
- Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education
- Thinking, Reasoning, and Education
- Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could
- Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited
- The Development of Rationality
- Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Outgrowing the Deficit Conception of Childhood
- Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method
- Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena
- Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education
- Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character
- The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education
- Values Education
- Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge
- Education, Democracy, and Capitalism
- Art and Education
- Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality toward the Good
- Constructivisms, Scientific Methods, and Reflective Judgment in Science Education
- Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field
- Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength
- Mapping Multicultural Education
- Educational Authority and the Interests of Children
- Pragmatist Philosophy of Education
- Feminist Philosophy and Education
- Postmodernism and Education
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides a psychological account of the development of rationality in the context of education. It explains that implicit in the metacognitive conception of rationality is a constructivist conception of its development. It suggests that if rationality is fundamentally a matter of knowledge and control of our knowledge and inferences, then it presumably develops through processes of reflection and coordination. It contends that metacognitive reflection and coordination often occur in the context of social interaction and this often includes parent-child and teacher-student interactions.
David Moshman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln and book review editor for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. His primary areas of expertise are adolescent development, intellectual freedom in education, and the psychology of genocide. He is the author of Adolescent Psychological Development: Rationality, Morality, and Identity (2nd edition, 2005), The Daughters of the Plaza de Mayo (political science fiction, 2006), and Liberty and Learning: Academic Freedom for Teachers and Students (2009).
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