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Imagination in Teaching & Learning (Paper Only) - Egan

Imagination in Teaching & Learning (Paper Only)

By: Egan

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1992
ISBN: 9780226190358
Number Of Pages: 180

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It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to be
stimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachers
understand what imagination is or how it lends itself to
practical methods and techniques that can be used easily in
classroom instruction. In this book, Kieran Egan--winner of
the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for his work on
imagination--takes up where his "Teaching as Story Telling"
left off, offering practical help for teachers who want to
engage, stimulate, and develop the imaginative and learning
processes of children between the ages of eight to fifteen.
This book is not about unusually imaginative students and
teachers. Rather, it is about the typical student's
imaginative life and how it can be stimulated in learning,
how the average teacher can plan to achieve this aim, and how
the curriculum can be structured to help achieve this aim.
Slim and determinedly practical, this book contains a wealth
of concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching
techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in
their middle school years.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Very Short History of the Imagination
Introduction Myth, Memory, and Emotion Ancient and Medieval Imagination Imagination in the Enlightenment
The Romantic Imagination Imagination in the Modern Period: Philosophical
Work Imagination in the Modern Period: Psychological Work Conclusion
Why is Imagination Important to Education?
Introduction Imagination and Conventional Thinking
Imagination in Learning Imagination and Memory Social Virtues
Imagination and Freedom Imagination and Objective Knowledge Visualization, Originality, and Creativity
The Narrative Mind Conclusion
Characteristics of Students' Imaginative Lives, Ages 8-15 Introduction
The Affective Connection Extremes and Limits Romance, Wonder, and Awe Associating With the Heroic Revolt and Idealism Matters of Detail Humanizing Knowledge Conclusion
Imagination and Teaching
Introduction A Planning Framework For Imaginative Teaching and Learning Exploration of the Framework by Means of an Example Less Formal Implementations: Fragmenting the Framework From Characteristics to Principles of Learning Conclusion
Image and Concept Some Further Examples
Introduction Mathematics Science Social Studies Language Arts Conclusion Conclusion
The Role of the Teacher
The Imaginative Curriculum Eliminating Social Studies and Humanities Imagination and Entertainment
Interests and Abilities: Educational Clicheacute;s The Moral Dimension The Logic of the Heart
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226190358
ISBN-10: 0226190358
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st April 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 13.0  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.25