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.The typical college course, by contrast, covers a mound of loosely connected facts and theories in disciplinary isolation. The selection of topics rests in Uic hands of instructors who rarely bother offering a rationale for what they require or teach ... little interest in their work and that possibly as many as three in four cheat in writing papers and in taking exams? ... self-justification by funny little people who could never hold down regular jobs There is another side to faculty -student relationsanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Pedagogy of Becoming|
|Publisher||:||Rodopi - 2002-01-01|