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ERIC Number: EJ816411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Towards a Pedagogy of Imagination: A Phenomenological Case Study of Holistic Education
Nielsen, Thomas William
Ethnography and Education, v1 n2 p247-264 Jun 2006
This article offers a synthesis of my recently completed doctorate study of Rudolf Steiner's notion of imaginative teaching. Seven original imaginative teaching methods (drama, exploration, storytelling, routine, arts, discussion and empathy) are introduced via phenomenological moments, followed by analysis and discussion. The article concludes with the argument that, whether or not the quality of these methods depends on the ethnographic context in which they were identified (Steiner schools), the methods might nonetheless inspire modification of existing efforts in mainstream education to cater for the imagination. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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