Criterial Knowing That
'Criterial knowing that' is mental structures for rational judgment of kinds of objects and their relationships according to a norm.
Prerequisite to 'criterial knowing that' are 'instantial knowing that' and 'relational knowing that'.
See also: intrinsically good, worthwhile education, worthwhile content.
The following conditions must be met in order for a teacher (T) to determine that a student (S) knows the criteria of that Q, the object of knowing:
S knows the criteria of that Q if and only if
(George Maccia, cited in Frick [1997, p. 113]).
- S believes that Q.
- S is in a position to know that Q.
- S correctly believes that Q.
- S presents a justificatory argument to establish the credibility of criteria of that Q.
- S demonstrates the relevancy and fruitfulness of criteria of that Q.
- Q is a state of affairs.
- T knows that the above conditions hold in order that S knows the criteria of that Q.
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