Engaging Minds: Changing Teaching in Complex Times / Edition 2

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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:

  • knowing
    • beliefs about the nature of knowledge
    • biological and cultural roots of perception
    • deconstructions of norms, normality, and normalism
    • the embodied nature of memory and knowledge
  • learning
    • transdisciplinary studies of learning and learning systems
    • historical and contemporary perspectives on learning
    • the learning of intelligence and creativity
    • learning technologies and human possibility
  • teaching:
    • historical and emergent conceptions of teaching
    • inclusive and critical emphases in education
    • the pragmatics of pedagogy
    • the ethics of a pedagogy of/for global citizenship

New in this Edition:

  • Elaborated discussions of critical and political perspectives on teaching and learning
  • Elaborated discussions of issues of technology in education
  • Integration of Indigenous, Eastern, and other perspectives on learning and teaching
  • Integration of case studies into research-based conceptual discussions

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805862874
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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