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Fostering Imagination In Higher Education

Author : Joy Whitton
ISBN : 9781351612470
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Developing Creativity In Higher Education

Author : Norman Jackson
ISBN : 9781134216130
Genre : Education
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Graduates face a world of complexity which demands flexibility, adaptability, self-reliance and innovation, but while the development of creativity is embedded in the English National Curriculum and in workplace training, the higher education sector has yet to fully recognise its importance. This book highlights how pressures such as quality assurance, peer review systems, demands for greater efficiency and increased research output are effectively discouraging innovation and creativity in higher education. It makes a bold case for the integration of creativity in higher education, drawing together contributors and research from around the world and explores valuable lessons learnt from those working in schools and professional organisations. Offering a wealth of advice on how to foster creativity on an individual and an institutional level, this book encourages lecturers to engage with the ideas and practice involved in helping students to be creative in all areas of their study.
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Appreciative Inquiry In Higher Education

Author : Jeanie Cockell
ISBN : 9781118237045
Genre : Education
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Praise for Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have crafted a meaningful story foreducational leaders by weaving their personal experiences asAppreciative Inquiry facilitators together with a wide range ofstrength-based practices and positive change theory. The result isa magical book for applying Appreciative Inquiry in highereducation." —Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, AppreciativeLeadership and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "Combining the history, philosophy, and principles ofAppreciative Inquiry with detailed guidance for how it can be usedin planning, leading, and teaching, Jeanie Cockell and JoanMcArthur-Blair have tapped the depth and breadth of theirsubstantive knowledge and skills to write a must-read text foradministrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education.Here is a book grounded in hope and many years of experience with aprocess that begins by recognizing what works, rather than what'smissing—a refreshing and rather radical perspective."—Dr. Shauna Butterwick, associate professor, Adult EducationProgram Coordinator, Department of Educational Studies, Universityof British Columbia "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have delightfully woven together howAppreciative Inquiry has been applied in all of higher educationwith stories of people and relationships illustrating how AI bringslife to organizations. They provide guidance to AI practitioners inhigher education on the depth and breadth of experiences thatinspire those of us in this field." —Kathy Becker, CEO,Company of Experts, Inc.; CEO, Center for Appreciative Inquiry "This book is an inspiring and expansive guide to developingappreciative practice in higher education. It will be an invaluableresource to anyone interested in leading their college into a'positive' future." —Judith Kamber, dean of professionaldevelopment, Northern Essex Community College
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Transformative Learning In Practice

Author : Jack Mezirow
ISBN : 9781118045435
Genre : Education
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Transformative learning is becoming influential in all areas of theeducational landscape. In Transformative Learning inPractice, leading authorities and practitioners working in avariety of national and international settings, including collegeclassrooms, corporate workshops, online, and informal groups inrural communities, offer insights and a wealth ofstrategies forfostering transformative learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative Learning in Practice will helpreaders: Learn the most effective practices for promoting transformativelearning Understand the most helpful ways transformative learning informspractice Find out how the teaching setting shapes the practice oftransformative learning Discover the successes, strengths, and outcomes of fosteringtransformative learning Recognize the risks and challenges of practicing transformativelearning This comprehensive resource includes an introduction to thetheory of transformative learning, a brief overview of the growingbody of research on the topic, and a discussion of areas for futureexploration. Praise for Transforming Learning in Practice "Transformative learning comes to life in this powerfulcollection of real experiences which put transformative learninginto practice in higher education, the workplace, and in communityand social change education. Every chapter is full of candidinsights from reflective practitioners about the challenges andrewards of engaging in transformative learning. A must-read foradult educators everywhere!" —Sharan B. Merriam, professor emeritus of adulteducation, University of Georgia "Mezirow and Taylor's book deepens our understanding of acentral idea in adult education—that meaningful learning foradults is often triggered by a transformative experience. Readersare provided a rich array of approaches which help them tounderstand and facilitate transformative learning in multiplesettings. Together these practices build a toolkit for those whowould support learning that transforms." —Karen E. Watkins, professor, human resource andorganization development, Department of Lifelong Education,Administration, and Policy, University of Georgia "Methods to facilitate transformative learning bear intriguingsimilarities across varied places and spaces. This book breaksthrough silo thinking and is for educators across formal andinformal settings who are concerned with individual or collectivetransformation, whether in the 'North' or 'South.'" —Shirley Walters, professor of adult and continuingeducation, University of Western Cape, South Africa
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Co Teaching In Higher Education

Author : Daniel Jarvis
ISBN : 9781487501921
Genre : Education
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Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Contributors -- Introduction -- 1"Dialogue and Team Teaching -- 2"Complex Collaborations: Co-Creating Deep Interdisciplinarity for Undergraduates -- 3"Undisciplined Debate: Coursing through Dialogue -- 4"Forming ICE in Pre-Service Teacher Education -- 5"From Shafts to Drifts: Collaborating to Strengthen Integrated Teaching and Learning -- 6"Visual Art and Mathematics Integration: An Interdisciplinary Co-Teaching Experience -- 7"Co-Teaching in Undergraduate Education: Capacity Building for Multiple Stakeholders -- 8"Co-Teaching and Co-Assessment in a Geometry Course for In-Service Teachers -- 9"Co-Teaching in Graduate Education -- 10"Coda: From Theory to Co-Practice in Higher Education -- Index
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The Heart Of Higher Education

Author : Parker J. Palmer
ISBN : 0470638478
Genre : Education
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A call to advance integrative teaching and learning in higher education. From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being—mind, heart, and spirit—an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action from two educators and writers who have contributed to developing the field of integrative education over the past few decades. Presents Parker Palmer’s powerful response to critics of holistic learning and Arthur Zajonc’s elucidation of the relationship between science, the humanities, and the contemplative traditions Explores ways to take steps toward making colleges and universities places that awaken the deepest potential in students, faculty, and staff Offers a practical approach to fostering renewal in higher education through collegiality and conversation The Heart of Higher Education is for all who are new to the field of holistic education, all who want to deepen their understanding of its challenges, and all who want to practice and promote this vital approach to teaching and learning on their campuses.
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Teachers Everyday Use Of Imagination And Intuition

Author : Virginia M. Jagla
ISBN : 0791420973
Genre : Education
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Freelance educational consultant Jagla invites the imaginative participation of readers as she looks at the significant roles that imagination and intuition play in the daily operation of teachers' classrooms. She explores the idea of creativity in education as it relates to being spontaneous, open, confident, experienced, and familiar. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Activating Diverse Musical Creativities

Author : Pamela Burnard
ISBN : 9781472589132
Genre : Education
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Activating Diverse Musical Creativities analyses the ways in which music programmes in higher education can activate and foster diverse musical creativities. It also demonstrates the relationship between musical creativities and entrepreneurship in higher education teaching and learning. These issues are of vital significance to contemporary educational practice and training in both university and conservatoire contexts, particularly when considered alongside the growing importance of entrepreneurship, defined here as a type of creativity, for successful musicians working in the 21st century creative and cultural industries. International contributors address a broad spectrum of musical creativities in higher education, such as improvisational creativity, empathic creativity and leadership creativity, demonstrating the transformative possibilities of embedding these within higher music education teaching and learning. The chapters explore the active practice of musical creativities in teaching and learning and recognize their mutual dependency. The contributors consider philosophical and practical concerns in their work on teaching for creativity in higher music education and focus on practices using imaginative approaches in order to make learning more interesting, effective and relevant.
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Leadership In Continuing Education In Higher Education

Author : Cynthia C. J. Shoemaker
ISBN : 9781469124377
Genre : Education
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The author has organized 33 years of expertise in Continuing Education into a comprehensive and practical guide to the leadership skills, behaviors and knowledge needed to guide any Continuing Education enterprise past the pitfalls and toward the opportunities available. To meet the needs of adults ages 22 to 85 who are flocking back to school, nearly every college and university has been establishing, and growing their Continuing Education entity. Yet until now there has been very little education for leadership in this rapidly growing field. From management and marketing knowledge to an understanding of the academic culture and creating a work environment that encourages creativity, current theory is intertwined with its implications for the specific task of leading a successful Continuing Education effort. The book begins with the process of developing a vision for the Continuing Education enterprise and conveying that vision to the staff, faculty and the rest of the institution, then moves on to setting the direction and goals of the organization, staff development, understanding and influencing the political environment, and developing the skills of participative management that lead to program strength and creativity. Readers will find insightful discussions of the challenges Continuing Education enterprises face in the years ahead and difference between administration and leadership. Also included is an in-depth presentation of management theory and techniques and marketing concepts as they apply to higher education. The books extraordinary contribution is a wealth of detailed information on the specifics of creating a thriving Continuing Education program. Topics includes ways to motivate staff members, develop crucial liaisons and build resources and budgets; guidelines for strategic planning, managing change, and creating dynamic work groups; specific techniques for creative and analytical problem solving; and an extensive collection of useful tools, including questionnaires, models, diagrams, charts, summaries and direct interactive marketing tips. Features include: Specifically targets leadership skills needed in Continuing Education. Discusses internal and external challenges and processes. Applies important research in leadership behaviors to the specific environment of Continuing Education enterprises within higher education institutions. Offers dozens of tools: models, questionnaires, diagrams, charts, summaries and samples. Includes how-to information on strategic planning, budgeting, proposal writing, and direct marketing.
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