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Military Pedagogy – An International Survey


Heinz Florian

The book presents a broad, international discussion of military training and education problems. It uses the concept of Military Pedagogy to cover the full range of this discussion. As shown by the holistic articles at the beginning of the book, Military Pedagogy is viewed very differently by different authors depending on their national and individual backgrounds. Many of the articles use different subject matters to provide specific examples that, considered as a whole, show the great variety of tasks performed by Military Pedagogy. The two approaches, holistic on the one hand and detailed on the other, give the reader a comprehensive impression of what Military Pedagogy can be. Simultaneously, the specifically prescriptive articles provide many ideas for use by military training and education specialists. In this way, the book serves both theorists and practitioners. The international scope of the book is indicated by the list of authors who come from 10 different countries. The book also makes a significant contribution to improving the interoperability of Armed Forces.
Contents: Leif G. Schunk/Lars Nielsson: Danish Approach to Military Pedagogy – André J. van Ree: Towards a Military Pedagogy. A Survey on the Prospects and Characteristics of Military Pedagogy in the Netherlands – Heinz Florian: Military Pedagogy - a Pragmatic Approach – Uwe Hartmann: Military Pedagogy in a Changing World - a German View – Jarmo Toiskallio: Cyborgs and Humans. Two Paradigms of Military Pedagogy – Kadir Varoglu/Yavuz Ercil: The Impact of National Culture on Military Pedagogy – Micola I. Neschadim: Philosophy of Modern Military Education in Ukraine – Peter A. Mattson: The Rise of Military Pedagogy. A Study of the Swedish Military Pedagogy of the 1920s – Rudolf Egger: Trying to Square the Circle. The New Tasks of the Armed Forces from a Pedagogical Point of View – J.D. Fletcher/John E. Morrison: Cognitive Readiness – Wolfgang Royl: Military Identity under Pedagogical Implications – Yavuz Ercil/Kadir Varoglu: Mental Models and Learning Processes – Hubert Annen: Action Research as a Method for Scientific Thinking and Acting in Military Pedagogy – Eero Ropo: Theory of Expertise and Some Thoughts on its Implications for Military Pedagogy – Outi Kallioinen: The Development of Officers’ Educational Expertise.