ERIC Number: ED058119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Human Teaching for Human Learning. An Introduction to Confluent Education.
Brown, George Isaac
This book presents the results derived from the Report to the Ford Foundation on the Ford-Esalen Project in Affective Education. Confluent education refers to a philosophy and a process of teaching and learning in which the affective and cognitive aspects of learning flow together. The project's purposes were: 1) to assemble the various approaches to affective learning from the variety of activities in Esalen's workshops and other sources; 2) to examine and select those approaches appropriate for the classroom. An introduction to and a rationale for the concept of confluent education comprises chapters 1 and 2. 40 samples of affective techniques within the context of an Esalen workshop are presented in chapter 3 with a transcript of a one-day project workshop appendix. Actual activity units used by teachers in secondary English and Social Studies classes are presented in Chapter 4. Personal reports by teachers of their teaching experiences appear in chapters 5 through 7. The project's conclusions and positions on the three issues freedom and responsibility, educational change, and citizenship are discussed in chapter 8. The book concludes with two brief chapters on the implications of teaching confluent education. (DJB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Group Dynamics, Human Relations Programs, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laboratory Training, Learning Processes, Psychoeducational Methods, Relevance (Education), Role Playing, Secondary Education, Sensitivity Training, Teacher Education
The Viking Press, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($8.50)
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Authoring Institution: Esalen Inst., Big Sur, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.