ERIC Number: ED495548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-20
Reference Count: 0
Educating for Wisdom and Compassion: Creating Conditions for Timeless Learning
Miller, John P.
Blending philosophy, research, and three decades of practice, the author offers an engaging discussion of essential principles of timeless learning, including attention, contemplation, connection, participation, responsibility, wholeness, and joy. Educators in today's schools can apply these principles, models, and methods to inform instruction in their own classrooms and teaching practices. Some of the benefits timeless learning can bring include: (1) Helping students develop deep joy, wholeness, awe and wonder, and a sense of purpose; (2) Improving attention, alertness, perception, and memory; and (3) Using meditation and contemplation to help reduce stress, anxiety, heart rate, and blood pressure. This book is divided into three parts: (1) Timeless Learning: Definitions and Fundamentals; (2) Timeless Learning: Processes and Practices; and (3) Timeless Learning: Perspectives, Examples, and Outcomes. A bibliography and an index conclude the book.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Altruism, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Attention, Educational Objectives, Educational Environment, Values Education, Role of Education, Values
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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