It is widely agreed that education should involve the development of understanding, critical thinking, imagination, and emotions. However, this book, first published in 1990, argues that our views to these key concepts are confused and inaccurate, and therefore what we do in schools is generally inappropriate to our ideal. This book will be of interest to students of education and philosophy.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1. The Ideal and the Reality 2. Six Erroneous Assumptions 3. Giftedness, A Cautionary Tale 4. Intellectual Qualities 5. Imagination and Creativity 6. Interpersonal Skills and Values 7. Curriculum Content 8. Pedagogical Points; Notes; Index