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Craft Learning as Perceptual Transformation

Getting ‘the Feel’ in the Wooden Boat Workshop

Authors: Martin, Tom

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  • Reflects a budding interdisciplinary interest in embodied research, materiality, and sensory methods
  • Engages with complex ideas about embodiment and cognition that are gaining traction in anthropology, philosophy, and cognitive science
  • Offers a philosophical analysis of hands-on learning, of import to scholars and students in philosophy and education
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Through an examination of three wooden boat workshops on the East coast of the United States, this volume explores how craftspeople interpret their tools and materials during work, and how such perception fits into a holistic conception of practical skill. The author bases his findings on first-person fieldwork as a boat builder’s apprentice, during which he recorded his changing sensory experience as he learned the basics of the trade. The book reveals how experience in the workshop allows craftspeople to draw new meaning from their senses, constituting meaningful objects through perception that are invisible to the casual observer. Ultimately, the author argues that this kind of perceptual understanding demonstrates a fundamental mode of human cognition, an intelligence frequently overlooked within contemporary education.

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Tom Martin received his PhD from Oxford University, UK, in 2019. His current research continues to investigate the sensory aspects of practical understanding, while also considering the humanistic potential of craft learning within and beyond the paradigm of liberal education.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 71,68 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-64283-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Craft Learning as Perceptual Transformation
Book Subtitle
Getting ‘the Feel’ in the Wooden Boat Workshop
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64283-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64283-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64282-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 255
Number of Illustrations
50 illustrations in colour
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