The biofunctional theory of knowledge and ecologically informed educational research

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Abstract

In this commentary I compare Iran-Nejad's (2000) biofunctional theory of knowledge and self-regulation with the ecological psychology of James Gibson and his admirers. Gibson's work is currently being reappraised by some educational researchers within sociocultural and situativist theoretical frames in the hopes of establishing a more comprehensive theory of cognition and human behavior. I maintain that ecological psychology alone is not up to that task, but that Iran-Nejad's biofunctional theory may well fill the bill.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mind and Behavior
Volume21
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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