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ERIC Number: EJ1057946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
The Role of Mental Imagery in Imaginative and Ecological Teaching
Judson, Gillian
Canadian Journal of Education, v37 n4 2014
This article explores how mental imagery evoked from words might enhance the learning of cross-curricular content and how it may help cultivate students' "ecological understanding": that deep sense of connection to a living world and the care and concern to live differently within it. With reference to Elliott Eisner's and Kieran Egan's works, I offer a rationale for attending more fully to mental imagery in teaching. The article concludes with a discussion of pedagogical implications for more meaningful and engaging school experiences based on students' and teachers' imaginative engagement with curricular content.
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Language: English
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