ERIC Number: ED247228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Awakening the Inner Eye. Intuition in Education.
Noddings, Nel; Shore, Paul J.
This book discusses the meaning, importance, and uses of intuition. In the first chapter the development of the conceptual history of intuition is traced from the ancient seers, religion, art, psychology, and philosophy. In chapter 2, work which has contributed to the development of intuition as a philosophical and psychological concept is reviewed. In the third chapter, the domains and range of intuition are explored. In chapter 4, a framework is established, built on the notion of "intuitive mode," and intuitive thinking is differentiated from analytic thinking. In chapter 5, ways of enhancing intuitive modes are considered. In the sixth chapter, a variety of specific suggestions are offered for intuitive arrangement and presentation of subject matter, together with rationales for their acceptance and implementaiton. In chapter 7, "Intuition, Love, and Education," it is emphasized that intuition is active in the teacher-student relationship and that teaching may enhance both moral and intellectual sensitivity in students. The eighth chapter deals with recent writings on intuition and their implications for creative teaching. A final chapter on "Conclusions" completes the book. (JD)
Descriptors: Affection, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Intuition, Psychological Needs, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($26.95, cloth; $20.95, paper text edition).
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