Capturing Ideas in Digital Things: A New Twist on the Old Problem of Inert Knowledge

Reed Stevens*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter proposes a new solution to an old problem. Whitehead’s famous formulation of the problem of inert knowledge in his 1929 collection, The Aims of Education, is well known, but Whitehead actually developed the idea quite a bit earlier in a talk to British mathematicians and mathematics educators in 1916. The concern hung around for Whitehead for at least 13 years and it is still hanging around today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVideo Research in the Learning Sciences
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages547-563
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781135604059
ISBN (Print)9780203877258
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Engineering

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