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Peirce and learning theory

Special section introduction

Cary Campbell
From the journal Chinese Semiotic Studies

Abstract

Peirce Section editor, Cary Campbell introduces a series of three commissioned articles. Together, they serve to present and contextualize the broad relevance of Peirce’s philosophy and semiotics for the contemporary study of learning. Some key Peircean ideas and context are touched on, such as: the transdisciplinary nature of Peirce research and its connections to learning theory and education; an account of “Peirce as teacher” and Peirce’s own relationship to pedagogical topics; the broad significance of understanding learning-as-semiosis; and the importance of synechism (Peirce’s doctrine of continuity) for research into learning and education.


Corresponding author: Cary Campbell, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, e-mail:

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Published Online: 2021-01-14
Published in Print: 2021-02-23

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