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Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning  Cover Image Book Book

Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning

Summary: Argues that the education crisis can be helped if teachers and students learn to intertwine their school lives with their home and social lives, instead of viewing them as two separate entities that must be treated differently.

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  • OCLC: ocm49602380
  • ISBN: 9780871206589
  • ISBN: 0871206587
  • Physical Description: x, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2002.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-149).
Contents: Learning to live a life. A life with standards. Learning to find and solve problems. Common thinking. Changing images of complex systems. A life with questions. Really knowing. Conflict resolution versus conflict suppression. Safe and sound. A life in search of meaning. Teaching for big ideas. Meaning, lost and found. Big ideas and details -- Unlearning lessons learned in school. Dispiriting lessons and missed conversations. Questions of climate. Lessons learned. Scripts that suppress. Showing up and following directions. Understanding the instructional program. Beyond showing up and following directions. Learning what we need to learn. The true negatives of false positives. Focused to a fault. Students the way they are. One of life's experiments. Flexible facts -- Lessons that last. Uncertainties and imperfections. Risks, gains, and guarantees. "The big picture," again. Teacher scaffolding. Back to the heart of the matter. Negotiating curriculum. Curriculum with embedded assessment. It takes a child. Beginning with understanding in mind. Broken compasses. Opening eyes. Finding common ground for learning. Old issues, new images. Tough questions, evolving answers. Structure and efficiency. Collective leadership. Dreams and disobedience.
Subject: Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching -- United States
Constructivism (Education) -- United States
Active learning -- United States
Active learning
Constructivism (Education)
Thought and thinking -- Study and teaching
United States

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Kinlaw Library 370.7 B76sL 2002 1070209967 KCL-CURR Available -

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