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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - The crucial role of literature in the generation of knowledge and critical thinking : research article

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
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Abstract


Hierdie artikel bespreek twee belangrike aspekte van die huidige onderrigsituasie: die verwerwing en prosessering van kennis en die kardinale rol van die humaniora, en veral die letterkunde, in die ontwikkeling van studente met individuele lewensbeskouings en unieke persepsies van identiteit. Die artikel bepleit 'n holistiese en oop (in teenstelling met 'n voorskrywende) benadering tot kennis verwerwing en stel voor dat verskille en keuses erken en oorweeg moet word in toekomstige beplanning vir onderrig in die praktyk. Die argument handel minder oor inhoud (die kurrikulum) of die praktiese implementering van onderrig, as oor die basiese benadering tot en die fasilitering van die onderrigproses en kennisverwerwing binne spesifieke en sosiale kontekste, asook die rol van letterkunde in daardie proses.

This article addresses two major issues in education today: the generation and processing of knowledge and the crucial role of the humanities, literature in particular, in the development of students with individual world views and unique senses of identity. The article presents an argument for a holistic and open-ended (as opposed to prescriptive) approach to knowledge generation and proposes the acknowledgement of differences and choices that should be considered in the construction of future scenarios for educational practices. The argument is less concerned with content (that is, the syllabus as such) or the practicalities of education, than with the basic approach to and facilitation of the process of education and knowledge acquisition within specific cultural and social contexts and the role of literature in that process.

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