Bruner’s Ways of Knowing. From the Cognitive Revolution to the Digital Revolution: Challenges for the Schools and Teachers of Today

  • Britt-Mari BarthEmail author
Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 2)


Since the late nineteen fifties, the cognitive revolution has changed our perception of the learning processes. However, this new “science of the mind” has not had much influence on the way we teach at school. Meanwhile, the digital revolution has invaded our daily lives. In order to improve the teaching-learning process, how could we make the two interact so that the new tools could benefit from what we have learnt from the cognitive revolution? For the teacher, the challenge is to look differently at knowledge which is being constructed, and at pupils who are learning. It is also to reconceptualize her role, which has become more complex: from the teacher-transmitter, she becomes the teacher-mediator. Jerome Bruner’s cultural psychology offers a framework to conceive of a pedagogy for the digital era.


Culture as a tool-kit Intersubjectivity Socio-cognitive mediation of learning Agency Ethics 


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  1. 1.ISPCatholic University of ParisParisFrance

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