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educational philosopher and student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural historywd:Q6405377
country of citizenship: Ireland
educated at: Stanford University, University of London, Cornell University, Stanford Graduate School of Education
award received: Grawemeyer Award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Kieran Egan (born 1942) is a contemporary educational philosopher and a student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural history. He has written on issues in education and child development, with an emphasis on the uses of imagination and the intellectual stages (Egan calls them understandings) that occur during a person's intellectual development. He has questioned the work of Jean Piaget and progressive educators, notably Herbert Spencer and John Dewey.
He currently works at Simon Fraser University. His major work is the 1997 book The Educated Mind.
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