The Third Teacher

79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning

Author: OWP/P Cannon Design, Inc.,VS Furniture,Bruce Mau Design

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127898

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Created by an international team of architects and designers concerned about our failing education system, The Third Teacher explores the critical link between the school environment and how children learn, and offers 79 practical design ideas, both great and small, to guide reader’s efforts to improve our schools. Written for anyone who has school-age children in their life, from educators and education decision-makers to parents and community activists, this book is intended to ignite a blaze of discussion and initiative about environment as an essential element of learning. Including a wealth of interviews, facts, statistics, and stories from experts in a wide range of fields, this book is a how-to guide to be used to connect with the many organizations, individuals, and ideas dedicated to innovating and improving teaching and learning. Contributors include children’s singer and advocate Raffi, author and creativity consultant Sir Ken Robinson, scientist and environmentalist David Suzuki, inventor James Dyson, and other experts who are working to create fresh solutions to problems and create a new blueprint for the future of education.
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Making Meaning

Constructing Multimodal Perspectives of Language, Literacy, and Learning through Arts-based Early Childhood Education

Author: Marilyn Narey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387875392

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Making Meaning is a synthesis of theory, research, and practice that explicitly presents art as a meaning making process. This book provokes readers to examine their current understandings of language, literacy and learning through the lens of the various arts-based perspectives offered in this volume; provides a starting point for constructing broader, multimodal views of what it might mean to “make meaning”; and underscores why understanding arts-based learning as a meaning-making process is especially critical to early childhood education in the face of narrowly-focused, test-driven curricular reforms. Each contributor integrates this theory and research with stories of how passionate teachers, teacher-educators, and pre-service teachers, along with administrators, artists, and professionals from a variety of fields have transcended disciplinary boundaries to engage the arts as a meaning-making process for young children and for themselves.
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Rudolf Steiner

The Relevance of Waldorf Education

Author: Bo Dahlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319589075

Category: Education

Page: 143

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This book covers Rudolf Steiner’s biography, presented from an educational point of view and also unfolds the different aspects of Steiner’s educational thought in Waldorf Education. His point of view is unique in that it relates education to a wide horizon of different contexts, such as social, pedagogical, evolutionary and spiritual aspects. His ideas are philosophical (ethical, epistemological, ontological). However, above all, they are based on spiritual understanding of the human being and the world. In many ways, they stand in stark contrast to the views that inform present mainstream educational thought and practice. Nevertheless, there are points where Steiner’s ideas can find a resonance in more recent educational thought. Steiner was in many ways ahead of his time and his educational ideas are still relevant to many present day educational issues and problems.
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The Most Holy Trinosophia and the New Revelation of the Divine Feminine

Author: Robert Powell

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104807

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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The rising interest in goddess spirituality expresses our current need to understand the feminine side of God, the Sophia (or Divine Wisdom), and her relationship to the masculine aspects of God. Offering a new perspective, the author draws on his own research and on the teaching of Russian philosopher Pavel Florensky, according to whom Sophia has a relationship to the masculine Trinity as an independent spiritual being. Robert Powell discusses Sophia as a Trinity-as Mother, Daughter, and Holy Soul- and as the feminine aspect of Divine Godhead. He connects our reawakening to the feminine aspect of God with many of the changes now taking place in the world. Also included is an introduction to the Divine Feminine by Daniel Andreev, author of The Rose of the World.
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Necessity and Freedom

Five Lectures Given in Berlin Between January 25 and February 8, 1916

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880102605

Category: Anthroposophy.

Page: 124

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The age-old question of free will is still a mystery to most people today. Even religious and philosophical circles have difficulty reconciling the concepts of morality, destiny, karma, and necessity with true freedom. Steiner illuminates questions of freedom and necessity, and guilt and innocence, by discussing various aspects of evolution, history, and culture and showing that human beings carry the responsibility for these developments. He shows that the past represents necessity, whereas true freedom belongs to the future. Steiner states that, whereas the human I is revealed in acts of volition on the physical plane, ultimately we will find our true I-being only through the Christ impulse and the completely free act of the Mystery of Golgotha. German edition titled: Notwendigkeit und Freiheit im Weltengeschehen und im menschlichen Handeln.
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Introduction to Clinical Skills

A Patient-Centered Textbook

Author: Mark B. Mengel,Scott A. Fields

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585353859

Category: Medical

Page: 494

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This practical text is an excellent introduction to the clinical skills all physicians, particularly those in primary care disciplines, need to treat their patients in a humane fashion and at a reasonable cost. The authors focus on patient-centered, or generalist, skills that will help the biomedically oriented physician become more comfortable in managing patient care situations. In addition, the chapters review the diagnostic, treatment, and technical skills that medical students encountered in their Introduction to Clinical Medicine or Physical Diagnosis courses. The book's clinical cases will stimulate class discussions and provide vignettes for skills practice.
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Reflections on Riding and Jumping

Winning Techniques for Serious Riders

Author: William Steinkraus

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.
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