Imagination in Teaching and Learning: The Middle School Years

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University of Chicago Press, 21 apr 2014 - 188 pagine
It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to be
stimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachers
understand what imagination is or how it lends itself to
practical methods and techniques that can be used easily in
classroom instruction. In this book, Kieran Egan—winner of
the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for his work on
imagination—takes up where his Teaching as Story Telling
left off, offering practical help for teachers who want to
engage, stimulate, and develop the imaginative and learning
processes of children between the ages of eight to fifteen.

This book is not about unusually imaginative students and
teachers. Rather, it is about the typical student's
imaginative life and how it can be stimulated in learning,
how the average teacher can plan to achieve this aim, and how
the curriculum can be structured to help achieve this aim.
Slim and determinedly practical, this book contains a wealth
of concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching
techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in
their middle school years.
 

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Introduction
1
I A Very Short History of the Imagination
9
II Why Is Imagination Important to Education?
45
III Characteristics of Students Imaginative Lives Ages 815
67
IV Imagination and Teaching
91
V Image and Concept
115
VI Some Further Examples
119
Conclusion
153
References
169
Index
175
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