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A pedagogy of becoming

Author: Jon Mills
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2002.
Series: Value inquiry book series, v. 116.; Value inquiry book series., Philosophy of education.
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This book advocates a return to the spirit of the Greek notion of paideia, emphasizing a pedagogy of becoming. The authors offer a holistic approach to education that aspires toward the inclusion, promotion, and nurturance of virtue and valuation. Topics range from the purely conceptual to applied methodology. Several key issues and contemporary trends in education are addressed philosophically, including the values  Read more...
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Pedagogy of becoming.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2002
(OCoLC)606948188
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Mills
ISBN: 9042015071 9789042015074
OCLC Number: 49653056
Description: vii, 236 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Paideia reconsidered / Jon Mills --
Part I. Philosophical considerations --
Can wisdom be taught? / David A. Jopling --
In search of moral teaching / Janusz A. Polanowski --
Education through compassion : cultivating our mystical vocation / Frank Gruba-McCallister --
Part II. Enactments and applied methodology --
Abolishing educational welfare : redrawing the lines of interdependency through dialogue / George David Miller --
An unorthodox pedagogy : fostering empathy through provocation / Jon Mills --
The "good enough" teacher and the authentic student / Guy Allen --
Teaching through discussion / Jeffrey Tlumak --
The classroom experience as a laboratory for self-understanding / Marc Lubin --
Education in the twenty-first century / John Lachs and Shirley M. Lachs.
Series Title: Value inquiry book series, v. 116.; Value inquiry book series., Philosophy of education.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Mills.

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This book advocates a return to the spirit of the Greek notion of paideia, emphasizing a pedagogy of becoming. The authors offer a holistic approach to education that aspires toward the inclusion, promotion, and nurturance of virtue and valuation. Topics range from the purely conceptual to applied methodology. Several key issues and contemporary trends in education are addressed philosophically, including the values of wisdom, morality, compassion, empathy, interdependence, authenticity, and self-understanding.

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