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Jerry Bruner: The Oxford’s Years and Beyond

  • José Luis LinazaEmail author
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Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 2)

Abstract

These brief notes about Jerry Bruner range over a period of many years, from our first meeting when I was a doctoral student in his research group at the University of Oxford, to his most recent visits to Spain and Portugal. They illustrate some of the points that, in my view, represent his most important contributions to psychology and education. They include both autobiographical memories and an expression of my deep appreciation of his work. Over forty years of teaching and friendship the boundaries between his thinking and mine have sometimes become erased. I mention his relationship to, and parallelism with, two other giants of developmental psychology and education: Piaget and Vygotsky. I conclude with his recent reflection on education and the relationship between children’s play and epistemology.

Keywords

Immaturity Development Culture Education Piaget Play 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la EducaciónUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain

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