Meaning-centered Education: International Perspectives And Explorations In Higher Education by Olga KovbasyukMeaning-centered Education: International Perspectives And Explorations In Higher Education by Olga Kovbasyuk

Meaning-centered Education: International Perspectives And Explorations In Higher Education

EditorOlga Kovbasyuk, Patrick Blessinger

Paperback | April 8, 2013

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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 Educationexplores 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 Educationprovides 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.

Olga Kovbasyukis Co-Founder of the Institute for Meaning Centered Education, and Professor of Intercultural Communication at Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law (KSAEL), Russia.Patrick Blessingeris Founder and Executive Director of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), as well as a lecturer and resear...
Title:Meaning-centered Education: International Perspectives And Explorations In Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:April 8, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415532043

ISBN - 13:9780415532044


Table of Contents

ForewordRonald Barnett

Introduction.Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger

Section One: Theory and Principles of Meaning-Centered Education

Chapter 1. The Nature and Origins of Meaning-Centered Education,Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger

Chapter 2. Emerging Contexts and Meanings of Human Education,Dmitry Leontiev

Chapter 3. Dialogic Education in the Age of the Internet,Rupert Wegerif

Chapter 4. Meaning-Centered Experiential Learning: Learning as an Outcome of Reconstructed Experience,Denise Potosky, Jim Spaulding, and John Juzbasich

Section Two: Worldwide Successful Practices: Voices of Experience

Chapter 5. Fostering Intercultural Dialogue via Communication Technologies,Alyssa J. O'Brien and Olga Kovbasyuk

Chapter 6. Making the Shift towards a Meaning-based Paradigm in European Higher Education: A Spanish Case Study,Mar¿Luisa P¿z Ca¿ado

Chapter 7. Meaning-Centered Integrative Instruction in Learning Communities,Harriet Shenkman

Chapter 8.True Collaboration: Building Meaning in Learning through Sharing Power with Students,Anton O. Tolman and Christopher S. Lee

Section Three: Enhancing Meaning-Centered Teaching and Learning

Chapter 9. Meaning's Secret Identity,Russell A. Hunt

Chapter 10. How to Enhance Meaning-Centered Writing and Reading,Anne Ellen Geller

Chapter 11. Supporting Students¿ Search for a Meaningful Life through Inquiry-guided Learning,Virginia S. Lee

Chapter 12. Research as Transformative Learning for Meaning-Centered Professional Development,Peter Charles Taylor

Chapter 13. The Future of Meaning-Centered Education,Olga Kovbasyuk, Patrick Blessinger

Conclusion.Olga Kovbasyuk and Patrick Blessinger