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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2008, Vol. 4(2) 22-39

Coffee Cups, Frogs, and Lived  Experience

Bertram C. Bruce

pp. 22 - 39   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2008.007

Published online: June 15, 2008  |   Number of Views: 38  |  Number of Download: 273


Stories are how we make sense of experiences, thus providing the historical sense of  life. To paraphrase Dewey, extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience enables us to do the same for our pasts.  The  continual reconstruction of the past in the light of the present is integral to full engagement with the present time. When we tell stories over a cup of coffee, we participate in the wholeness of language, which is itself a means of enacting the wholeness of   life.


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APA 6th edition
Bruce, B.C. (2008). Coffee Cups, Frogs, and Lived  Experience . International Journal of Progressive Education, 4(2), 22-39.

Bruce, B. (2008). Coffee Cups, Frogs, and Lived  Experience . International Journal of Progressive Education, 4(2), pp. 22-39.

Chicago 16th edition
Bruce, Bertram C. (2008). "Coffee Cups, Frogs, and Lived  Experience ". International Journal of Progressive Education 4 (2):22-39.

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