Teaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and Philosophy by Dr. Chris EdwardsTeaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and Philosophy by Dr. Chris Edwards

Teaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and Philosophy

byDr. Chris Edwards

Paperback | July 30, 2012

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The history and philosophy of science provide a deep well of lessons and analogies for educators. Historically, geniuses are produced by certain recurring historical patterns which, once understood, can be synthesized into practical curricular and professional development guides for teachers and administrators. Drawing on history, philosophy, theoretical physics, neuroscience, and the best scholarship on teacher practice, Teaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and Philosophy presents a new vision for educational reform, one which is shaped by teachers and framed by history. Written by a classroom teacher, Teaching Genius is philosophical and practical, deeply rooted, and immediately applicable. Teachers and administrators looking to invigorate their classroom practices or their staffs will find this book to be indispensable.  To learn more about Teaching Genius, and other works by Chris Edwards, check out his website here.
Chris Edwards has had his "connect-the-dots" teaching methodology published by the National Council for Social Studies, is the author of two books of philosophy, and is a frequent contributor on topics of law, logic, and theoretical physics to the science and philosophy journals Skeptic and Free Inquiry. He proudly teaches world histor...
Title:Teaching Genius: Redefining Education with Lessons from Science and PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.02 × 5.9 × 0.43 inPublished:July 30, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610488164

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: Lessons for Education from the History and Philosophy of SciencePreface: Getting Behind the DoorChapter 1: Defining Teaching as a FieldChapter 2: Content Area Professional DevelopmentChapter 3: Educating Consilience: Lessons from the History and Philosophy of ScienceChapter 4: Neuroscience and ConsilienceChapter 5: Applications for Principals and Education ProfessorsChapter 6: Applications for Mathematics and the SciencesPart II: Connecting the Dots: Practical ApplicationAppendixLesson 1: Humanity Off and RunningLesson 2: Assessment for Historical Pattern RecognitionLesson 3: Historical Paradigm ShiftLesson 4: Caffeine and Connections: A Tempest in a CoffeepotLesson 5: Applications of Insights to an Historical NarrativeConclusion

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While much attention is given to what should be taught in schools and how material should be taught, all too often both do not take place. Edwards has produced a work that attempts to redefine teaching as well as explore the ways that such definitions may be promulgated. The first section of the book examines lessons from the history and philosophy of science and is divided into six chapters that explore defining "teaching," professional development in content areas, neuroscience and consilience, and applications for education faculty and administrators as well as for practitioners from other disciplines. The second section explores ways that the concepts examined in the first six chapters might actually be realized in the classroom. The areas explored in these final five chapters include human migration, historical pattern recognition, historical paradigm shifts, how coffee plays a role in global trade, and applications of insights to historical narratives. The book provides a practical version of concepts first introduced by Jerome S. Bruner in Man: A Course of Study (MACOS). Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, undergraduate students, and professionals.