ERIC Number: EJ1001624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Is the Great American Teacher Dead? Principles to Resurrect Meaningful, Effective, and Consciousness Raising Instruction
Ivers, John J.
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v18 p49-56 2012
A couple of decades ago, a visiting anthropologist agreed with some U.S. authors that the American intellectual on university campuses is basically dead and his/her demise is reflected in the superficial, boring, and uninspiring content to which students are exposed. More recent evidence indicates that things have not changed very much. In this article, I attempt to provide ways in which the great American teacher can be resurrected through the use of meaningfulness, metacognition, Transformative Education, cultural introspection, cross-cultural exploration, brain research, Invitational Education, and the study of human universals extant in all cultures.
Descriptors: Brain, Consciousness Raising, Metacognition, Higher Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Transformative Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States