John Holt

Author: Roland Meighan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441127917
Format: PDF, Mobi
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John Holt, the American educator, was passionate about the need for alternatives to traditional institutional schooling, seeing schools as often hindering children from learning rather than helping them; he became an important proponent of homeschooling or 'unschooling', was a pioneer in youth rights theory and had a profound influence on school reform in particular and educational philosophy in general. Here, Roland Meighan challenges the often held notion that Holt's work was 'romantic' and impractical within the context of compulsory schooling. He brings together the work and thinking of John Holt into applicable theory for education students, enabling readers to appreciate the view that individuals outside the education system can influence and change what is happening within it.

John Locke

Author: Alexander Moseley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441142169
Format: PDF, Kindle
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John Locke is one of the great minds in educational history. Drawing on his perceptive observations of families and children he saw the importance of adapting learning to the child's dispositions. Critical of schools, he is the fountainhead of home tutoring, child-centred learning, and the importance of enjoyable learning. But for Locke learning was not about facts: a good education produced gentlemen who could in turn adapt themselves to commerce and politics. Locke's philosophy helped provide rigour to the scientific revolution, the impetus for the expansion of schools for the poor (which should be profitable) and child psychology. Alexander Mosely sets Locke's educational writings in their context with a sensitive reading of what Locke understood by 'education' and highlights the relevance of the study of Locke's work to our understanding of education today.

John Henry Newman

Author: James Arthur
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780826484079
Format: PDF
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A major international reference series providing comprehensive accounts of the work of seminal educational thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions. It is the most ambitious and prestigious such project ever published - a definitive resource for at least a generation. The thinkers include: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.John Henry Newman is indisputably a major thinker in education. James Arthur and Guy Nicholls' volume offers the most coherent account of Newman's educational thought. This work is divided into:Intellectual biography Critical exposition of Newman's work and The reception, influence and relevance of Newman's work today.

When Teaching Becomes Learning

Author: Eric Sotto
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826489087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intended to help anyone who teaches, this book has something of a cult following. Drawing on extensive teaching experience, the author presents a personal account of good practice, written in an engaging and accessible style and based on extensive scholarly sources. Part I 'Learning' and Part II 'Teaching' complement one another, and the book as a whole offers an insight into how to teach in any set of circumstances. It does so without being prescriptive, instead helping teachers to think through their own problems and situations. As a result When Teaching Becomes Learning is a book to which teachers will return on countless occasions. This edition has been updated throughout and now has 2 new chapters - Reflections of Educational Technology, and Why Teach? Chapters are now also divided up so they are each shorter and more user-friendly than before.

Critical Narrative as Pedagogy

Author: Ivor Goodson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623565405
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ivor Goodson and Scherto Gill analyse and discuss a series of trans-disciplinary case studies from diverse cultures and argue that narrative is not only a rich and profound way for humans to make sense of their lives, but also in itself a process of pedagogical encounter, learning and transformation. As pedagogic sites, life narratives allow the individual to critically examine their 'scripts' for learning which are encapsulated in their thought processes, discourses, beliefs and values. Goodson and Gill show how narratives can help educators and students shift from a disenfranchised tradition to one of empowerment. This unique book brings together case studies of life narratives as an approach to learning and meaning-making in different disciplines and cultural settings, including teacher education, adult learning, (auto)biographical writing, psychotherapy, intercultural learning and community development. Educators, researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines will find the case studies collected in this book helpful in expanding their understanding of the potential of narrative as a phenomenon, as methodology, and as pedagogy.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Das Haus der verschwundenen Kinder

Author: Claire Legrand
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641122759
Format: PDF, ePub
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Alle Erwachsenen können dir gefährlich werden – und Mrs. Cavendish besonders! Das Leben in der beschaulichen Kleinstadt Belleville ist genau so, wie die zwölfjährige Victoria es gern hat: übersichtlich, vorhersehbar und aufgeräumt. Und Victoria mit ihrem strengen Zopf, den ordentlichen Kleidern und den hervorragenden Noten passt perfekt nach Belleville. Eine einzige Unregelmäßigkeit erlaubt sie sich: den verträumten und vergesslichen Lawrence, der so ganz das Gegenteil von ihr ist. Lawrence ist ihr bester Freund. Als er plötzlich spurlos verschwindet, ist es allerdings vorbei mit Victorias geordnetem Alltag. Sie würde es nie zugeben, aber sie vermisst ihn furchtbar. Daher stellt sie auf eigene Faust Nachforschungen an. Was Victoria entdeckt, gefällt ihr gar nicht: Unter der glatten Oberfläche von Belleville verbirgt sich ein dunkles Geheimnis. Eines, das offenbar in der Erziehungsanstalt von Mrs. Cavendish seinen Ausgang nimmt. Die rebellischen Kinder, die dorthin geschickt werden, kommen ungewöhnlich still und brav zurück – oder gar nicht mehr. Steckt Mrs. Cavendish hinter Lawrences Verschwinden?