|aImagination and the engaged learner :|bcognitive tools for the classroom /|cKieran Egan, Gillian Judson.
|aNew York, NY :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2016.
|aNew York, NY :|bTeachers College Press,|c
|axi, 148 pages ;|c24 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPART I: ENGAGING PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS -- 1. Imagination And its Importance in All Classrooms -- 2. What Learning In Oral Cultures Can Teach Us About Teaching -- 3. Stories -- 4. Binary Opposites -- 5. Mental Imagery -- 6. Metaphor -- 7. Jokes And Humor -- 8. A New Way of Planning -- PART II: ENGAGING INTERMEDIATE/SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS -- 9. The Impact of Literacy on Imagination, Learning, and Teaching -- 10. Extremes of Reality -- 11. The Heroic Narrative -- 12. Hopes, Fears, Passions, and Ingenuity -- 13. Evoking Wonder -- 14. Changing Contexts -- 15. A New Way of Planning -- References.
|aStudents' imaginations are often considered as something that might be engaged after the hard work of learning has been done. Countering such beliefs, Egan and Judson show that the imagination-one of the great workhorses of learning-can be used to make all learning and all teaching more effective. Through techniques that any teacher can learn and easily apply in any classroom, they demonstrate how and why imagination can be used across the curriculum and grade levels to make teaching and learning more interesting, engaging, and pleasurable for all. Teachers who use these techniques will discover the emotions, images, stories, metaphors, sense of wonder, heroic narratives, and other cognitive tools that can bring life and energy to their classroom. This practical handbook will help teachers learn how to use these enlivening techniques in their daily practice to stimulate students' intellectual activity and growth. -- Provided by publisher.