By Giuseppina Marsico
This ebook celebrates the one hundredth birthday of Jerome S. Bruner, the most proper students in modern psychology. It exhibits how Bruner’s oeuvre and contributions to psychology, schooling and legislation are nonetheless acceptable this present day and entire of unexplored chances. the quantity brings jointly contributions from Bruner’s scholars and co-workers, all of whom use his legacy to discover the way forward for psychology in in Bruner’s spirit of interpretation. instead of being a trifling party, the quantity exhibits a “genuine curiosity for the emergence of the newness” and examines the prospects of Bruner’s paintings in cultural psychology, discussing such techniques as ambivalence, intersubjectivity, goal, probabilities, and wonderment. Combining overseas and interdisciplinary views, this quantity tells the story of Jerome Bruner’s educational existence and beyond.
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Just to look if it is still working…it‘s OK. J: So, ask me more questions. P: Ah yeah, I have some more questions. That was about…instead of a question I would tell you one of the most…it’s more like an autobiographical note…. When we met the first time… It was in Salerno, and I was waiting for you on the platform. You were arriving from Firenze. I remember very well. It was a hot summer afternoon. I was scared because it was too hot for you as a very New Yorkese, you know? In the middle of summertime, but you were very OK.
P: I have some kind of semi-personal question. I would like to hear from you if you have any…if there were some experiences in your professional life, some events that were very critical for you, very problematic. Could you tell us, could you tell me one of the most critical moments in your life? J: Ah! ((long pause)). Well, one of the most critical is a funny thing like that; you know, I was born blind ((pause)) and that made it easy for me when my sight was restored, restored with the help of glasses, like that ((removing and showing his glasses)) ((pause)) made it, how do I put it, necessary for me to develop a kind of constructivist view, which I didn’t have the word, then.
Progress points in the infant’s development are qualitative rather than quantitative changes of skill. These involve not consolidation but the formulation of new strategies of action which in turn must be consolidated. Each new program of action involves an increment of degrees of freedom. The process, moreover, continues throughout life. *2 What leads to the qualitative shift in strategy when there is a leap forward in skill? Bernstein proposes that it comes after sufficient practice with the variant 2In the classic study of Morse code transmission by Bryan and Harter (1899), the telegrapher shows a series of increments in speed, followed by plateaus.
Jerome S. Bruner beyond 100: Cultivating Possibilities by Giuseppina Marsico