The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness

The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness

by Christopher M. Bache
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791476464

ISBN-13: 9780791476468

Pub. Date: 09/04/2008

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.

This pioneering work in teaching and transpersonal psychology explores the dynamics of collective consciousness in the classroom. Combining scientific research with personal accounts collected over thirty years, Christopher M. Bache

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Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.

This pioneering work in teaching and transpersonal psychology explores the dynamics of collective consciousness in the classroom. Combining scientific research with personal accounts collected over thirty years, Christopher M. Bache examines the subtle influences that radiate invisibly around teachers as they work—unintended, cognitive resonances that spring up between teachers and students in the classroom. While these kinds of synchronistic connections are often overlooked by traditional academics, Bache demonstrates that they occur too frequently and are too pointed to be dismissed as mere coincidence. Drawing upon Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphic fields, Bache proposes that well-taught courses generate “learning fields” around them, forms of collective consciousness that can trigger new insights and startling personal transformations. Moving beyond theory, this book is rich with student stories and offers practical, hands-on strategies for teachers who want to begin working with these learning fields to take their teaching to a more conscious level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791476468
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
728,751
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I . The Emergence of Fields of Consciousness

1. Resonance in the Classroom

2. Group Fields, Group Minds

3. The Science of Fields

PART II . Working with Fields of Consciousness

4. Working with Fields

5. Café Conversations

PART III. Teaching in a Living Universe

6. Waking Up in the Classroom

Student Stories

Introduction

7. Where We Begin

8. Healing through Writing

9. Spiritual Experiences

10. Conversion Experiences

11. Touched by Death

12. Personal Discoveries

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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