A Natural History of Place in Education

A Natural History of Place in Education

by David Hutchison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807744697

ISBN-13: 9780807744697

Pub. Date: 04/19/2004

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This book considers the philosophy of place in education and everday life, the history of and current trends in school design, the school infrastructure crisis, and the relationship between the philosophy of education and classroom design. Hutchison argues that pressures on schools associated with declining budgets, competing ideologies, and economic/technological

Overview

This book considers the philosophy of place in education and everday life, the history of and current trends in school design, the school infrastructure crisis, and the relationship between the philosophy of education and classroom design. Hutchison argues that pressures on schools associated with declining budgets, competing ideologies, and economic/technological shifts have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the K-12 school experience. He discusses strategies for mediating these pressures and strengthening a sense of place in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807744697
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/19/2004
Series:
Advances in Educational Thought Series, #24
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Series Forewordvii
Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Place, Pedagogy, and Personhood1
A Place to Inspire1
A Place to Learn3
A Place to Practice5
Idealized Places6
1.The Meaning of Place in Education9
The Meaning of Place11
The Meaning of Place in Education16
The Meaning of Place in Childhood20
The Philosophy of Place in Education23
2.A Pedagogy of Place26
Disciplinary Initiation30
Citizenship Education33
Inquiry Learning35
Developmental Congruency38
Community Study41
Global Education43
Teaching Across the Philosophies46
3.Architectural and Design Perspectives49
The Model School53
Current Trends and Influences55
Healthy Schools64
The Philosophy of School Design72
4.Visions of Dynamic Space77
The Prepared Environment80
The Aesthetic Environment87
The Open Environment93
The Natural Environment100
The Philosophy of Classroom Design105
5.No Place Like Cyberspace111
The Historical Roots of Instructional Technology112
The Rise of the Net Generation114
Visions of a Cyberschooling Future115
Reenvisioning Place in the Cyberschooling Age119
Place and Pedagogy in the Cyberschooling Age123
6.The Public and the Private127
The Promise and Peril of Public Education129
Contesting the Public Place of Education in Society136
Community Mindedness versus Individual Autonomy138
Pathways, Boundaries, and Other Place Metaphors140
Conclusion: The Loss of Place in Education?145
References153
Index163
About the Author171

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