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Meaning-centered education : international perspectives and explorations in higher education

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Cubb LB14.7 .M42 2013



Education, Higher--Philosophy, Inquiry-based learning


Contents: The Nature and Origins of Meaning-Centered Education / Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger -- Emerging Contexts and Meanings of Human Education / Dmitry Leontiev -- Dialogic Education in the Age of the Internet / Rupert Wegerif -- Meaning-Centered Experiential Learning: Learning as an Outcome of Reconstructed Experiences / Denise Potosky, Jim Spaulding, and John Juzbasich -- Fostering Intercultural Dialogue via Communication Technologies / Alyssa J. O'Brien and Olga Kovbasyuk -- Making the Shift Towards a Meaning-Based Paradigm in European Higher Education: A Spanish Case Study / María Luisa Pérez Cañado -- Meaning-Centered Integrative Instruction in Learning Communities / Harriet Shenkman -- True Collaboration: Building Meaning in Learning Through Sharing Power With Students / Anton O. Tolman and Christopher S. Lee -- Meaning's Secret Identity / Russell A. Hunt -- How to Enhance Meaning-Centered Writing and Reading / Anne Ellen Geller -- Supporting Students' Search for a Meaningful Life Through Inquiry-Guided Learning / Virginia S. Lee -- Research as Transformative Learning for Meaning-Centered Professional Development / Peter Charles Taylor -- The Future of Meaning-Centered Education / Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger -- Conclusion / Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger.; Summary: "In a time of globally changing environments and economic challenges, many institutions of higher education are attempting to reform by promoting standardization approaches. Meaning-Centered Education explores the counter-tide for an alternative vision of education, where students and instructors engage in open meaning-making processes and self-organizing educational practices. In one contributed volume, Meaning-Centered Education provides a comprehensive introduction to current scholarship and pedagogical practice on meaning-centered education. International contributors explore how modern educational scholars and practitioners all around the world are implementing a comprehensive framework that supports meaning making in a classroom. This edited collection is a valuable resource for higher education faculty and scholars interested in renewing the deep purposes of higher education"-- Provided by publisher.

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