Education and the Spirit of Time

Author: O. Moisio
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 9789077874172
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Olli-Pekka Moisio, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland Juha Suoranta, University of Minnesota, USA (eds.) The aim of this book is to raise current social, political, and moral issues in social theory by taking a critical stance towards historical, global, and educational themes in the context of culture, politics, and technology. All the contributors have written their texts in the spirit of critical Zeitgeist analysis, which, they believe, is a highly needed genre in social theory. Thus the focus of the book is critical Zeitgeist analysis, and its potential in addressing various social maladies of the present era. Methodologically, critical Zeitgeist analysis is argued to be of value in demonstrating how to both utilize and expand the possibilities of writing normative social theory. The key idea of critical Zeitgeist analysis is, and has always been, to reflect critically on the state of the present world. In this task it entwines analytical, political and moral languages, as well as the languages of critique and hope. In critical Zeitgeist analysis it is not only possible but also necessary to ask who we are, and what states of affairs prevail in our tragic times. The themes of the book are global, and in this respect its audience is wide. The book can be used as a course book in several fields of social science like cultural studies, education and political science, as well as in sociology. It also contributes to the on-going theoretical and substantial debates in the social sciences."

Sex Education and the Spirit

Author: Lisa ROMERO
Publisher: Steiner Books
ISBN: 1621481913
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre:

A healthy relationship to gender and sexuality supports our well-being, both as individuals and as a community. The form of sex education that we bring to children and adolescents not only needs to combat the inner disturbances and imbalances created by social media and exposure to pornography--as the most prevalent sources of implicit sex-education in our time--but it also needs to serve them in cultivating useful capacities with which to meet the growing societal changes around this fundamental aspect of being human. Providing a healthy and socially constructive sex education is the responsibility not only of the primary caregivers, parents, and teachers, but also of the individuals in the wider community, who likewise contribute to the collective consciousness. Working to overcome our own biases and imbalances will prepare us to more readily awaken to the spiritual wisdom that can bring health and harmony into the evolving reality of gender and sexuality. "Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners." --Shakespeare, Othello The insights shared in this book are important for everyone who is interested in understanding the various forms of human relationship, and how we might work together to bring about a healthier community life.

The Spiritual Ground of Education

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880105135
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Given during a conference on spiritual values in education and life attended by many prominent people of the time, Steiner's Oxford lectures present the principles of Waldorf education at the highest cultural level. "The Manchester Guardian reported: "Steiner's lectures...brought to us in a very vivid way an ideal of humanity in education. He spoke to us about teachers who, freely and unitedly, unrestricted by external prescription, develop their educational methods exclusively out of a thorough knowledge of human nature. He spoke to us about a kind of knowledge needed by the teacher, a knowledge of the being of man and the world, which is at the same time scientific and also penetrates into the most intimate inner life, which is intuitive and artistic." Long out of print, these lectures are among the best introductions to Waldorf education.

Uncommon Learning

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345879
Release Date: 1999-05-31
Genre: Education

"It is only when we forget our learning that we begin to know," Thoreau wrote. Ideas about education permeate Thoreau's writing. Uncommon Learning brings those ideas together in a single volume for the first time.

Learning by Heart

Author: Corita Kent
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781621535904
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Art

Tap into your natural ability to create! * Engaging, proven exercises for developing creativity * Priceless resource for teachers, artists, actors, everyone Artist and educator Corita Kent inspired generations of artists, and the truth of her words "We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks are removed, we can all draw and paint and make things" still shines through. This revised edition of her classic work Learning by Heart features a new foreword and a chart of curriculum standards. Kent's original projects and exercises, developed through more than 30 years as an art teacher and richly illustrated with 300 thought-provoking images, are as inspiring and as freeing today as they were during her lifetime. Learn how to challenge fears, be open to new directions, recognize connections between objects and ideas, and much more in this remarkable, indispensable guide to freeing the creative spirit within all of us. With new material by art world heavyweights Susan Friel and Barbara Loste, Learning by Heart brings creative inspiration into the 21st century!

Apprenticed To Spirit

Author: David Spangler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101548677
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An absorbing memoir of one man’s path to understanding how we can learn to lead lives of greater blessing and to be sources of blessing and service for the world as a whole. For as long as he can remember, David Spangler has been physically aware of a spiritual world existing alongside this one. In 1965, David Spangler left college to follow an inner spiritual calling and encountered an extraordinary presence, which he named “John.” Over the next quarter-century John would assist David in exploring the “inner worlds” of the spirit, and would tutor him in some of the most basic mysteries of life and the nature of the human spirit. In Apprenticed to Spirit, Spangler recounts how John showed him the way to develop a spiritual intelligence—what Spangler calls “a mind of the soul”—and how to integrate it into everyday life. Spangler learned to think with his soul and embarked on the apprenticeship to understanding the sacredness of our world and of the realms beyond ours—a journey that continues to this day.

In the Spirit of the Studio

Author: Lella Gandini
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807756324
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Education

This critically acclaimed, lavishly illustrated book will help educators create the highest quality learning opportunties for a new generation of children. The Second Edition features substantial and important changes, including the addition of new chapters by pioneers of the work that happens in the atelier who draw on several decades of experience. The atelier of studio is a key element of the renowned preschools and infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emeilia, Italy. This beautiful, full-colour resource explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. The authors provide examples of projects and address practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials. No other book presents a more thorough examination of the philosophy, practice, and essential influence of the Reggio-inspired studio.

Education in Search of the Spirit

Author: John Fentress Gardner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880104392
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Education

The ideal of any true educational program is to help children activate their deepest center and become creative, whole human beings, which requires living, intuitive thinking. This is heart thinking, in which volition and feeling join to unite one's self and the world, morality and truth, love and action.

Teaching the Whole Student

Author: David Schoem
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781620363065
Release Date: 2017-05-31
Genre: Education

Teaching the Whole Student is a compendium of engaged teaching approaches by faculty across disciplines. These inspiring authors offer models for instructors who care deeply about their students, respect and recognize students’ social identities and lived experiences, and are interested in creating community and environments of openness and trust to foster deep-learning, academic success, and meaning-making. The authors in this volume stretch the boundaries of academic learning and the classroom experience by seeking to identify the space between subject matter and a student's core values and prior knowledge. They work to find the interconnectedness of knowledge, understanding, meaning, inquiry and truth. They appreciate that students bring their full lives and experiences—their heart and spirit—into the classroom just as they bring their minds and intellectual inquiry. These approaches contribute to student learning and the core academic purposes of higher education, help students find meaning and purpose in their lives, and help strengthen our diverse democracy through students’ active participation and leadership in civic life. They also have a demonstrated impact on critical and analytical thinking, student retention and academic success, personal well-being, commitments to civic engagement, diversity, and social justice. Topics discussed: • Teacher-student relationships and community building • How teaching the whole student increases persistence and completion rates • How an open learning environment fosters critical understanding • Strategies for developing deep social and personal reflection in experiential education and service learning The authors of this book remind us in poignant and empirical ways of the importance of teaching the whole student, as the book's title reflects.

Decolonizing Education

Author: Marie Battiste
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9781895830897
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Education

Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge. Chronicling the negative consequences of forced assimilation, racism inherent to colonial systems of education, and the failure of current educational policies for Aboriginal populations, Battiste proposes a new model of education, arguing the preservation of Aboriginal knowledge is an Aboriginal right. Central to this process is the repositioning of Indigenous humanities, sciences, and languages as vital fields of knowledge, revitalizing a knowledge system which incorporates both Indigenous and Eurocentric thinking.

Education Management and Management Science

Author: Dawei Zheng
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781315752143
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), held August 7-8, 2014, in Tianjin, China. The objective of ICEMMS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Education Management and Management Science.

The Soul of Education

Author: Rachael Kessler
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9780871203731
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Education

Offers practical advice on how schools can create a place for spirituality in the classroom.

Spiritual Education and Social Change

Author: Codrin Tapu
Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9783659529993
Release Date: 2014-07-10
Genre:

The last decades have witnessed an increasing interest in a global ethic, which proposes general guidelines of behavior applicable to all cultures, and amends those spiritual interpretations and educational practices that are detrimental to personal and collective wellbeing. These lecture notes are an educational resource for spiritual education, moral education, and counselling, for secondary and university levels, as well as for adult education and teacher training, all within a worldwide, multicultural framework. Drawing from the ethical and spiritual treasure of humanity, the book should help readers realize that the most idealistic and humanistic of moral codes is also the most pragmatic and profitable for each individual who lives by it.                                                                                          

Learning to Speak Life

Author: Carlie Kercheval
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1492399655
Release Date: 2013-07-20
Genre: Religion

Are you looking for a fresh approach to family Bible time? The first book in the Learning to Speak Life(tm) series - Fruit of the Spirit - may just be what you are looking for! This fun new 9-week family Bible study is geared for families with young children ages 3-9. It examines the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 - teaching children how to speak God's life-giving words in place of words that tear down and destroy. Each chapter includes: Primary Scripture What is...? Confessions Copywork Role Play {Inspiration} Silly Sayings Short Story Family Discussion Time Family Project Prayer Digging Deeper