Learning in and about opaque worlds

TitleLearning in and about opaque worlds
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsTatone, D., and G. Csibra
Journal titleBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Year2015
Pages49-50
Volume38
Abstract

We argue that direct active teaching in humans exhibits at least two properties (open-endedness and content opacity) that make the recognition of teaching episodes without ostension untenable. Thus, while we welcome Kline’s functional approach to the analysis of teaching, we think that she ignores important features of the socio- environmental niche in which human teaching likely evolved.

LanguageEnglish
DOI10.1017/s0140525x14000740
Publisher linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x14000740
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