- Series: Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 3, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805820426
- ISBN-13: 978-0805820423
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,515,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reality By Design: The Rhetoric and Technology of Authenticity in Education (Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society Series) 1st Edition
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Petraglia has written an extraordinary book....it is uniquely important for his willingness to make implicit and troubling assumptions evident.
I found this book refreshingly sensible....The writing is engaging and the images vivid. Readers interested in a thoughtful look at topics often presented superficially in education will find much to reread in these pages.
In this truly interdisciplinary book, Petraglia makes a convincing case for the reasons teachers should regard themselves as rhetoricians who must invent and arrange compelling arguments, directed at an audience of students, about how and why their pedagogy and subject matter apply directly beyond the classroom.
Like many good novels it has a twist in the tory, but unlike many good novels the twist is essential to the worth of the book....the book...is a challenging and stimulating read.
—British Educational Research, Journal
If one is to implement genuine constructivist learning environments, the real challenge is to approach knowledge and knowing as something contingent....Reframing the traditional challenge of constructivism as a rhetorical challenge, we arrive at new and important insights. This book is illuminatingly provocative. [It] should be part of the intellectual arsenal of all those who design novel, constructivist learning environments, for those who design the technology for these learning environments, and for those who provide the philosophical, epistemological, ethical, and disciplinary foundations for such designs.
University of Haifa
...an essential resource for understanding cutting edge developments in contemporary education. With abundant insight and acute attention to detail, Petraglia explains why rhetorical relations must replace cognitive process as the central focus of education. Nor is the case purely theoretical. Petraglia carefully links his case to emerging technologies, thus revealing its broad, practical consequences.
—Kenneth J. Gergen
Educators should pay careful attention to Petraglia's critique....He argues convincingly that 'a rhetorical stance to education' fits well with a constructivist educational philosophy and in particular with the goal of authenticity. I believe that Reality by Design will prove indispensable in the ongoing debate over the role of computer technology in American education. Many educational theorists will disagree with Petraglia's conclusions, but they will not be able easily to dismiss his arguments.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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