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ERIC Number: EJ871322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
The Need for (Em)Powerful Teaching
Camfield, Eileen Kogl
Liberal Education, v95 n4 p53-56 Fall 2009
In this article, the author suggests that college educators need to do more than tell students how to expand upon their careerist reasons for going to college; they also need to help them "feel" the value of that expansion. The author recognizes that this is part of the motivation for proposed structural changes to undergraduate education, such as integrated learning models, but those structural solutions must also support carefully constructed content that fosters both emotional engagement and intellectual development. In her experience, positive feelings--curiosity, empathy, security--are the keys that unlock the intellect for many students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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