Schank, Roger, Teaching Minds: How Cognitive Science Can Save Our Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 2011.


Roger Schank


Proposes a cognitive process-based education built around 12 processes: four conceptual processes (prediction, judgment, experimentation, evaluation), four analytic processes (argument, planning, causation, judgment), and four social processes (influence, teamwork, negotiation, describing); argues against a subject-centered (knowledge) curriculum; sees online schooling as the future of education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Practical Knowledge, Criticism of Schooling


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