In Authentic Educating, Leahy describes teaching methods that can be used in every discipline and strategies that work in classrooms from elementary to graduate school. Authentic educating integrates several philosophic perspectives to yield theory and practice that encourages high levels of teaching and learning in elementary through graduate school. Authentic educating helps students to understand concepts from mathematics to chemistry to music and language arts in ways that engage them cognitively and emotionally. Authentic educative events are project-oriented and include personal and academic products. Projects entail students doing and making things guided by powerful learning tools. Personal products include: reaction papers, personal journals, concept maps, performing plays, and constructing Vee diagrams. Academic products include: essays, term papers, field journals, exams, concept maps to summarize novels and articles, panel presentations and discussions, and Vees. The aim of this book is to create authentic relationships that resonate within the principles of democracy upon which this country was founded. Readers can gain a deeper understanding of the teaching methods described in this book by viewing the video samples featured on the Authentic Educating website, www.authenticeducating.com.
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About the Author
Robert M. Leahy, Ph.D. and M.Ed., is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Stetson University. This book is the product of almost forty years of teaching and writing about education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Introducing Authentic Educating Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Developing a Philosophy of Education Chapter 5 Chapter 3: How to Use Concept Maps Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The Vee as a Learning Tool Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Authenticity in the Classroom: From Literature to Personal Journals and One-Act Plays Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Authentic Presentations, Panels, Projects, and Papers Chapter 9 Chapter 7: The Future of Authentic Educating Chapter 10 References Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very good book! Helped me think about education and curriculum in a whole different light. Best book I've ever read on education. J.S.
This book combines great examples with important information to produce a good tool to living and educating authentically. It includes information about educational philosophies as well as an inventory to determine your personal philosophy. It also explains how to incorporate authentic educating in your life and in your classroom. I definitely recommend it for aspiring teachers as well as teachers already in the classroom.