I was saddened to hear of the passing of noted psychologist Jerome Bruner recently. Bruner shifted focus away from the behaviorist view of children as blank slates towards teaching and learning occurring through social interactions. He also emphasized the need to understand how both culture and content affect learning (his groundbreaking book, The Process of Education, was written in 1959).
In 2013, he was interviewed here: Inside the Psychologist’s Studio with Jerome Bruner. Take a look and be grateful for the work of Bruner and how it has positively impacted our work with children.