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Engaging Minds is an introduction to current interdisciplinary studies of teaching and learning to teach. It offers practical suggestions for teachers in the context of critical examinations of assumptions and norms that frame formal education. Topics include:
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Written for undergraduate students in teacher education, experienced teachers, and graduate students, this is an ideal text for courses in curriculum and instruction, learning theory, social foundations of education, and human development. It is also an excellent companion volume for any subject-specific teaching methods course.
Part A: KNOWING 1. Knowing Frames: Examining the commitments in knowledge claims 2. Knowing Looks: The biological and cultural roots of perception 3. Knowing Acts: (De)constructions of normality and development 4. Knowing Structures: Research into embodied memory and knowledge PART B: LEARNING 5. Learning Frames: Complexity thinking as the study of learning systems 6. Learning Positions: Historical and contemporary perspectives on learning 7. Learning Minds: Intelligence, creativity, diversity, and collectivity 8. Learning Forms: Technology and the structures of thought and culture PART C: TEACHING 9. Teaching Frames: Historical and emergent conceptions of teaching 10. Teaching Challenges: Inclusive and critical perspectives on teaching 11. Teaching Conditions: Reframing the pragmatics of pedagogy in complex terms 12. Teaching Encounters: The ethical dimensions of a life that includes teaching