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ERIC Number: ED500198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-15
Pages: 232
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-0902-0
John Dewey and the Art of Teaching: Toward Reflective and Imaginative Practice
Simpson, Douglas J.; Jackson, Michael J. B.; Aycock, Judy C.
SAGE Publications (CA)
"John Dewey and the Art of Teaching: Toward Reflective and Imaginative Practice" is an engaging and accessible introduction to the art of teaching as seen through the eyes of John Dewey. Authors Douglas J. Simpson, Michael J. B. Jackson, and Judy C. Aycock provide a lucid interpretation of the complexities and art of teaching in contemporary classrooms. In addition, they discuss, apply, and question the practical implications of Dewey's ideas about the art of teaching for beginning and practicing teachers. Throughout the book, the reader reflects on the role of the teacher as artist, orchestral conductor, lover, wise mother, navigator, gardener, pioneer, social servant, engineer, curriculum builder, group leader, composer, and wise physician. At the heart of the discussion is the desire to support teachers in their pursuit of thoughtful and innovative teaching. In addition, the book encourages policy makers and educational leaders to help create conditions in districts, schools, and classrooms that value reflective and imaginative teachers who are free to think and create as they educate each student in and for democratic communities. After a preface and an introduction, the book contains the following chapters: (1) The Teacher as Artist; (2) The Teacher as Lover; (3) The Teacher as Wise Mother; (4) The Teacher as Navigator; (5) The Teacher as Gardener; (6) The Teacher as Educational Pioneer; (7) The Teacher as Servant; (8) The Teacher as Social Engineer; (9) The Teacher as Composer; (10) The Teacher as Wise Physician; (11) The Teacher as Builder; (12) The Teacher as Leader; (13) The Teacher as Classroom Teacher; and (14) Conclusion.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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