ERIC Number: ED514097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Integral Education: New Directions for Higher Learning. SUNY Series in Integral Theory
Esbjorn-Hargens, Sean, Ed.; Reams, Jonathan, Ed.; Gunnlaugson, Olen, Ed.
The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. "Integral Education" accomplishes this by bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from higher education who are actively exploring the frontiers of education from an integral perspective. It presents an overview of the emerging landscape of integral education from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives. Key characteristics of integral education include exploring multiple perspectives, employing different pedagogical techniques (e.g., reflective, dialogical, empirical), combining conceptual rigor with embodied experience, drawing on developmental psychology, and cultivating a reflective and transformative space for students and teachers alike. "Integral Education" provides the most comprehensive synopsis of this exciting new approach and serves as a valuable resource for any integral effort within education. This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Historical Contexts, includes: (1) Western-Islamic and Native American Genealogies of Integral Education (Gary P. Hampson); (2) Elements of the Underacknowledged History of Integral Education (Markus Molz and Gary P. Hampson); and (3) The Complete Yoga: The Lineage of Integral Education (Jim Ryan). Part II, Distinct Approaches, includes: (4) Integral Theory in Service of Enacting Integral Education: Illustrations from an Online Graduate Program (Sean Esbjorn-Hargens); (5) Integral Transformative Education: A Participatory Proposal (Jorge Ferrer, Marina Romero, and Ramon Albareda); (6) A "Developmental Action Inquiry" Approach To Teaching First-, Second-, and Third-Person Action Research Methods (Erica Steckler and William R. Torbert); (7) Teaching Integratively: Five Dimensions of Transformation (Roben Torosyan); and (8) Encountering the (W)hole: Integral Education as Deep Dialogue and Cultural Medicine (Matthew Bronson and Ashok Gangadean). Part III, Case Studies, includes: (9) Jazz, Creativity, and Consciousness: A Blueprint for Integral Education (Ed Sarath); (10) Grounding Integral Theory in the Field of Experience (Terri O'Fallon); (11) An Open Way of Being: Integral Reconceptualization of Mathematics for Teaching (Moshe Renert and Brent Davis); (12) Written in "Three Voices": A Turn Toward Integral Higher Education (Irene Karpiak); (13) Integral Education, Integral Transformation, and the Teaching of Mind-Body Medicine (Joel Kreisberg); (14) Matching Educational Intentions with Assessment: Using an Integral Map (Nancy T. Davis); and (15) Expanding Our Vision in the Teaching and Design of University Science--Coming to Know Our Students (Sue Stack). Part IV, Looking Ahead, includes: (16) Integral Mind, Brain, and Education (Katie Heikkinen); (17) Embodying Integral Education in Five Dimensions (Carissa Wieler); (18) Opening Up the Path of Integral Education (Olen Gunnlaugson); (19) Contemporary Integral Education Research: A Transnational and Transparadigmatic Overview (Markus Molz); (20) Spirituality and Integral Thought in Higher Education (Alexander Astin and Jonathan Reams); and (21) Evolving Higher Education Integrally: Delicate Mandalic Theorizing (Jennifer M. Gidley).
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music, Action Research, Research Methodology, American Indians, Medicine, Developmental Psychology, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Reflection, Transformative Learning, Educational Principles, Educational Innovation, Educational History, Western Civilization, Islamic Culture, Web Based Instruction, Graduate Study, Case Studies, Experiential Learning, Mathematics, Educational Philosophy, Educational Objectives, Educational Assessment, Alignment (Education), College Science, Brain, Holistic Approach, Educational Research, International Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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