Imagination in Teaching and Learning

In this original and stimulating book, Kieran Egan, winner of the prestigous Grawemeyer award for education in 1991, discusses what imagination really means for children and young people in the middle years and what its place should be in ...

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134523627

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Young people learn most readily when their imaginations are engaged and teachers teach most successfully when they are able to see their subject matter from their pupils' point of view. It is, however, difficult to define imagination in practice and even more difficult to make full use of its potential. In this original and stimulating book, Kieran Egan, winner of the prestigous Grawemeyer award for education in 1991, discusses what imagination really means for children and young people in the middle years and what its place should be in the midst of the normal demands of classroom teaching and learning. Egan uses a bright and witty style to move from a brief history of the ways in which imagination has been regarded over the years, through a general discussion of the links between learning and imagination. A selection of sample lesson plans show teachers how they can encourage effective learning through stimulating pupils' imaginations in a variety of curriculum areas, including maths, science, social studies and language work.

Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity in Education

Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also ...

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443818223

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Imagination is the Source of Creativity and Invention This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative activities. In a world that values creative innovation, it is distressing that our schools are dominated by an educational paradigm that pays too little attention to engaging the imagination and emotions of students in the curriculum and the worlds challenges that the curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet. The ability of children to think creatively, to be innovative, enterprising, and capable, depends greatly on providing a rich imagination-based educational environment. It is only when we consider the imagination a vital component of our lives and one of the great workhorses of learning that we recognize the importance of adding the imaginative to the study of the affective, cognitive, and physical modes of our development. Doing so fills a gap that has led to incomplete accounts of childrens development, their subsequent learning needs, and indeed, how to fulfill these needs in educational environments. This discussion, about the importance of imagination and creativity in education, has been taken up by researchers and educators around the world. It is represented here by writings from authors from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Israel, Japan, and Romania. In the first part of this book these authors explore and discuss theories of development, imagination, and creativity. In the second part they extend these theories to broader social issues such as responsible citizenship, gender, and special needs education, to new approaches to curriculum subjects such as literacy, science, and mathematics, and to the educational environment of the museum.

Releasing the Imagination

" -- Verso 'We grow and change' mdash;Elliot W. Eisner, professor of education and art, Stanford University"Releasing the Imagination challenges all the cant and cliche littering the field of education today.

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Author: Maxine Greene

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39076002550437

Category: Education

Page: 221

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"... to help develop an awareness of the growth process..." -- Verso 'We grow and change'

Education and Imagination

Perception of the education/imagination interface as a domain of tensions and ambivalence has generated various theses – such as Greene's (2000) reflections ...

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Author: Raya Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134082155

Category: Education

Page: 234

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How can Jungian psychology be applied to the educational setting? Education and Imagination explores the application of Jungian perspectives in educational settings, establishing the creative imagination as a critical and necessary feature of learning throughout the lifespan. The book identifies various facets of applying contemporary Jungian thought to the issue at hand, in chapters that range from scholarly critiques to practical project reports. This straightforward and accessible resource addresses issues at the interface of education and imagination and the possible contribution of insights from Jungian psychology, in a practical, theoretical and imaginative way. Topics include: a synthesis of Jung and Vygotsky learning difficulties storytelling, socialisation, and individuation. Contributed to by authors professionally involved in education and training on the one side, and actively engaged with Jungian studies on the other, Education and Imagination will make essential reading for those involved in educational and training contexts, as well as the wider public of teachers, trainers, and students.

Imagination Innovation Creativity

The writers in this book - from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the United States - have been selected from across a spectrum of excellence in research, scholarship, policy-setting, and practical experience in ...

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Author: Jacqueline Manuel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921586192

Category: English language

Page: 297

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At certain periods in its history there has been a significant need for a re-evaluation and a subsequent renaissance in English in Education. The editors and the other contributors to this book are convinced that English is in such a period right now. Particularly in the last decade or so, the field of English in Education - in both primary and secondary schooling - has increasingly come under pressure from a range of forces. The writers in this book - from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the United States - have been selected from across a spectrum of excellence in research, scholarship, policy-setting, and practical experience in English in Education. They are as one in their determination to reclaim and expand the richness and diversity of the subject English, as they are richly diverse in their own expertise in the field of English in Education. Their essays collectively stress the importance of reconnecting and re-engaging with what teachers love about English: its unique capacity to engage the mind, the spirit and the heart; to stimulate imagination, curiosity and creative capacities through meaningful immersion in the stories of humanity; and to enrich and develop students' cognitive and affective command and understanding of language in all its expansive dimensions, contexts and purposes.

Teaching and Learning Outside the Box

Addressing the whole curriculum, this book provides insights into each of those areas central to educational success.

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807747815

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Everyone knows that educational success is much more likely when students' imaginations and emotions are caught up in learning. While we have a rich educational literature about holding students' interest, we do not have very much sustai

Engaging Imagination

This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the ...

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Author: Al James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118409473

Category: Education

Page: 304

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How to nurture creativity in tomorrow’s innovators—today’s college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn’t put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U’s 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative exploration can extend students’ reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students’ professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating “play” into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow’s workplace.

The Imagination in Education

This collection of essays from scholars in eleven countries, centres upon the theory and practice of the use of imagination in education.

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Author: Sean Blenkinsop

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803700

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This collection of essays from scholars in eleven countries, centres upon the theory and practice of the use of imagination in education. By bringing together studies covering a wide range of subject matter we trust that the reader will have the opportunity to appreciate both the diversity within the field and the significance of the topics discussed. We hope too that readers will find connections to their own areas of study. The 13 essays present distinct yet converging points of view, whether it be a discussion of the imagination as a virtue, the use of imagination as a means to improve aboriginal education in Northern Canada, or the description of a museum in Brazil in which the imagination of the child is central to the project. Separately, each of the papers identifies and explores a distinct aspect of Imaginative Education; together, they begin to define the breadth and richness of the field. These essays have been selected from papers presented over a period of several years to research symposiums in imagination and education held every summer in Vancouver, Canada under the auspices of the Imaginative Education Research Group in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Fostering Imagination in Higher Education

This is what makes imaginative thinking elemental to the goals of higher education.

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Author: Joy Whitton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429837968

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Imagination and creative teaching approaches are increasingly important across all higher education disciplines, not just the arts. Investigating the role of imagination in teaching and learning in non-arts disciplines, this book argues that a lack of clarity about what imagination looks like in higher education impedes teachers in fostering their students’ creativity. Fostering Imagination in Higher Education tells four ethnographic stories from physics, history, finance and pharmaceutical science courses, analytically observing the strategies educators use to encourage their students’ imagination, and detailing how students experience learning when it is focussed on engaging their imagination. The highly original study is framed by Ricoeur’s work on different forms of imagination (reproductive and productive or generative). It links imaginative thinking to cognitive science and philosophy, in particular the work of Clark, Dennett and Polanyi, and to the mediating role of disciplinary concepts and social-cultural practices. The author’s discussion of models, graphs, strategies and artefacts as tools for taking learners’ thinking forward has much to offer understandings of pedagogy in higher education. Students in these case studies learned to create themselves as knowledge producers and professionals. It positioned them to experience actively the constructed nature of the knowledge and processes they were learning to use – and the continuing potential of knowledge to be remade in the future. This is what makes imaginative thinking elemental to the goals of higher education.

Teaching Literacy

In Teaching Literacy, Egan rejects the notion that familiar ideas and experiences are the best vehicles for effective instruction.

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412927889

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This unique approach to teaching core literacy skills offers step-by-step planning frameworks and an appendix of activity ideas to show teachers how to engage students in the process.

Imaginative Education

The author argues that there has been a tendency to think of the imagination as something teachers might try to engage once the hard work of learning has taken place.

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1920963944

Category: Cognition in children

Page: 20

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An Imaginative Approach to Teaching

In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking.

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470928484

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking. At the core of this transformative process is imagination which can become the heart of effective learning if it is tied to education's central tasks. An Imaginative Approach to Teaching is a groundbreaking book that offers an understanding of how students' imaginations work in learning and shows how the acquisition of cognitive tools drives students' educational development. This approach is unique in that it engages both the imagination and emotions. The author clearly demonstrates how knowledge comes to life in students' minds if it is introduced in the context of human hopes, fears, and passions. To facilitate this new educational approach, the book includes a wide variety of effective teaching tools - such as story, rhythm, play, opposition, agency, and meta-narrative understanding - that value and build upon the way children understand their experiences. Most important, Egan provides frameworks for lesson planning and more than a dozen sample lessons to show how teachers can use these tools to awaken intelligence and imagination in the classroom.

Imagination and Its Place in Education

This little book will introduce many to a study of the facts in the realm of imagination as exemplified in their own minds and in the minds of others, especially children, and as revealed in play, science, art, and literature."--Preface.

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Author: Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003492090

Category: Education

Page: 214

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"Science embodies universal truths. Literature expresses truth as seen or exemplified by individuals. Neither literature nor the science of psychology alone can adequately deal with the subject of imagination. Psychology seeks to present what is true of all minds, but in no type of mental activity is there greater individuality than in the exercise of the imagination. Tests given students and their reports of introspective studies show that the same laws govern all minds. No topic reveals to students more clearly their mental processes and at the same time shows them that other persons arrive at the same results by different routes. This little book will introduce many to a study of the facts in the realm of imagination as exemplified in their own minds and in the minds of others, especially children, and as revealed in play, science, art, and literature."--Preface.

The X Point in Education

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Author: Clyde Coreil

Publisher:

ISBN: 1883514169

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 246

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The Imagination of Early Childhood Education

Explores the impact that imagination in preschool and early childhood education has had on the lives of various populations.

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Author: Harry Morgan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897895940

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Explores the impact that imagination in preschool and early childhood education has had on the lives of various populations.

The Educational Imagination

The Educational Imagination explores the current state of American education and provides a historical view of earlier efforts to reform our schools.

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Author: Elliot W. Eisner

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119763857

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 389

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The Educational Imagination explores the current state of American education and provides a historical view of earlier efforts to reform our schools. It describes the ideological positions of those who wish to shape the aims and content of school programs in ways that reflect their values.

Imagination and the Engaged Learner

This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate students’ intellectual activity and growth.

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757144

Category:

Page: 160

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Student's imaginations are often considered as something that might be engaged after the hard work of learning has been done. Countering such beliefs, Egan and Judson show that the imagination, one of the great workhorses of learning, can be used to make all learning and all teaching more effective. Through techniques that any teachers can learn and easily apply in any classroom, they demonstrate how and why imagination can be used across the curriculum and grade levels to make teaching and learning more interesting, engaging, and pleasureable for all. Teachers who use these techniques will discover the emotions, images, stories, metaphors, sense of wonder, heroic narrative, and other cognitive tools that can bring life and energy to their classroom. This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate sudents' intellectual activity and growth. This book features: a comprehensive description of imagination's role in thinking and learning; field tested teaching strategies for the K - 12 classroom; cross curricular examples showing IE making a real difference for teachers and students; and a "cognitive toolkit" to spur active learning and meaningful interaction.