Happiness and Education

Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521807630

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 1580

Explores what we might teach if we take happiness seriously as an aim of education.

Inner Peace and Contagious Happiness for Education's Superstars

Author: Didde Flor Rotne

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006697

Category: Education

Page: 59

View: 1060

Inner Peace and Contagious Happiness for Education's Superstars is the digital workbook that accompanies by Didde and Nikolaj Flor Rotne. Educators are the most important resource in the learning, growth, and development of students and children, and they the superstars of the educational field. Over a period of twenty-one days, these twelve exercises in mindfulness will help teachers find ways to deal with discontent, stress, and feelings of inadequacy. This program is for teachers who want to establish a strong mindfulness practice that will help to bring greater happiness, inner peace, and abundance to daily life. ves and others. Beautiful, color illustrations.

The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education

Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices

Author: Sean Steel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438452144

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 6306

Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous critical-analytic thinking skills, on assessment, and on accountability in education has negatively impacted the ability of schools to foster an environment in which both students and teachers might pursue wisdom. Although in recent times efforts have been made to incorporate the pursuit of wisdom into schools through Philosophy for Children (P4C) and contemplative education programming, such initiatives have missed their mark. Steel therefore recommends not more accountability in education for the purpose of ensuring global competitiveness, but rather the institutional promotion of periods of leisure or schole in the school day. Drawing upon his own experiences as a teacher who has tried to encourage students to search for wisdom, the author discusses some of the challenges and pitfalls of wisdom seeking. He also offers examples of various wisdom-seeking activities that might bear fruit in the classroom.

Education for Sustainable Happiness and Well-Being

Author: Catherine O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248554

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 6186

In this innovative and cogent presentation of her concept of sustainable happiness, Catherine O’Brien outlines how the leading recommendations for transforming education can be integrated within a vision of well-being for all. Solution-focused, the book demonstrates how aspects of this vision are already being realized, and the potential for accelerating education transitions that enable people and ecosystems to flourish. Each chapter assists educators to understand how to apply the lessons learned, both personally and professionally. The aim is to support educators to experience themselves as change-makers with growing confidence to implement new teaching strategies and inspire their students to become change-makers as well—engaged in deep learning that develops character, connections with life, and invigorating collaborations that revitalize the very purpose of education.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 7925

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

An Education in Happiness

The Lessons of Hesse and Tagore

Author: Flavia Arzeni

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 190896894X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5013

Happiness "is neither a privilege of the few, nor a fleeting state of mind: it is hidden behind a door that every person can open once they have found it, at the end of an arduous journey of self-discovery." The two Nobel Prize-winning writers Rabindranath Tagore and Hermann Hesse are arguably very different: one comes to us from the core of Indian culture, the other from the very heart of Old Europe; the former is an eternal wanderer, the latter a determined armchair traveller. Still, there are extraordinary affinities between their works, and they both understood that the path to happiness is paved with small acts and simple notions. Flavia Arzeni's book offers us an oasis of stability and calm in which we can find the answers to our fundamental concerns about life and happiness.

Macht Bildung glücklich?

Author: Stefan Igelhaut

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656001553

Category: Education

Page: 61

View: 1428

Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Allgemein, Note: 2,0, Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg; ehem. Evangelische Fachhochschule Nürnberg (Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg - Fakultät für Religionspädagogik, Bildungsarbeit und Diakonik), Veranstaltung: Master of Adult Education, M.Edu., Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit „Macht Bildung glücklich?“ hat die Auseinandersetzung mit den Ergebnissen der Glücksforschung in Bezug auf deren Relevanz für den Prozess der Bildung als Gegenstand. Für eine aussagekräftige Arbeit ist es notwendig, hierfür den Glücksbegriff differenziert zu betrachten. Es findet eine ausführliche Beleuchtung aus neurobiologischem, psychologischem sowie philosophischem Blickwinkel statt. Der Annäherungsversuch an eine Bildungsdefinition erscheint des Weiteren wesentlich. Dieser zeigt dessen Facetten ebenso wie dessen glücksrelevante Gegebenheiten auf. Der aktuelle Stand der Forschungsergebnisse aus der Glücks- sowie der Bildungsforschung nehmen Einfluss auf die Gestaltung der Arbeit. Der Versuch einer ausführlichen Begriffsbestimmung beider Begrifflichkeiten führt als Synthese zu deren Bedeutung für die Erwachsenenbildung. Dadurch wird eine individuelle Auseinandersetzung mit den unterschiedlichen glücksrelevanten Komponenten, basierend auf der Reflexion der individuellen Lernbiographie, ermöglicht. +++++++ The paper at hand entitled “Does education bring happiness?” deals with the results of happiness research in regards to its relevance for the educational process. In order to be significant, it is necessary that the paper take a differentiated look at the term “happiness”. It explores in detail the neurobiological, psychological as well as philosophical perspectives. Furthermore, the attempt to define education seems essential. The paper shows its facets as well as its happiness-related conditions. The current situation regarding the latest results from the happiness and educational research have an impact on the composition of this paper. The attempt of an extensive definition of both terms leads as a synthesis to their significance for adult education. This makes the individual examination of the different components relevant to happiness possible, based on the reflexion of individual learning biographies.

New Philosophies of Learning

Author: Ruth Cigman,Andrew Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405195649

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 1690

New Philosophies of Learning explores a variety of innovations in approaches to learning through a collection of contributions from an international team of empirical researchers and philosophers. Features an international range of contributors that include both empirical researchers and philosophers Explores the relationships and tensions between the empirical and philosophical perspectives on aspects of contemporary thinking about learning Covers the most current learning topics such as the rise of neuro-science, the fashion for ...

Happiness and Wisdom

Augustine's Early Theology of Education

Author: Ryan Topping

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813219736

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 6837

Happiness and Wisdom contributes to ongoing debates about the nature of Augustine's early development, and argues that Augustine's vision of the soul's ascent through the liberal arts is an attractive and basically coherent view of learning, which, while not wholly novel, surpasses both classical and earlier patristic renderings of the aims of education.

Utilitarianism and Beyond

Author: Amartya Sen,Bernard Williams,Bernard Arthur Owen Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521287715

Category: Philosophy

Page: 290

View: 8604

Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice.

Foundations of Education

A Christian Vision

Author: Matthew Bruce Etherington

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873047

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

View: 754

Ideas about education have consequences. This book, edited by Matthew Etherington, provides readers with ideas and insights drawn from fifteen international scholars in Christian thought within the fields of philosophy, theology, and education. Each author responds to the philosophical, historical, and sociological challenges that confront their particular line of educational inquiry. The authors offer a view of Christian education that promotes truth, human dignity, peace, love, diversity, and justice. The book critically analyzes public discourse on education, including the wisdom, actions, recommendations, and controversies of Christian education in the twenty-first century. This timely book will appeal to those concerned with Christian perspectives on education, Aboriginality, gender, history, evangelism, secularism, constructivism, purpose, hope, school choice, and community.

Mill's Utilitarianism

Critical Essays

Author: David Lyons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847687848

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

View: 3143

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, the articles challenge the conventional readings of Mill, and, in the process, contribute to a deeper understanding of utilitarian theory as well as the complexity of moral life. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Soka Education

For the Happiness of the Individual

Author: Daisaku Ikeda

Publisher: Middleway Press

ISBN: 0977924556

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2347

From the Japanese word meaning "to create value," this book presents a fresh perspective on the question of the ultimate purpose of education. Mixing American pragmatism and the Buddhist philosophy of respect for all life, the goal of Soka education is the lifelong happiness of the learner. Rather than offering practical classroom techniques, this book speaks to the emotional heart of both the teacher and the student. With input from philosophers and activists from several cultures, it advances the conviction that the true purpose of education is to create a peaceful world and to develop the individual character of each student in order to achieve that goal. This revised edition contains four new chapters that further elaborate on how to unlock self-motivated learning and how to empower the learner to make a difference in their communities and the world.

The Therapy of Education

Philosophy, Happiness and Personal Growth

Author: P. Standish,P. Smeyers,R. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230625029

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 9103

The idea of education as therapy goes back to ancient times. Today, it is understood that the role of the teacher comprises aspects of therapy directed towards the child. But to what extent should this relationship be developed, and what are its concomitant responsibilities? This book offers a challenging philosophical approach to these issues.

Thinking about Higher Education

Author: Paul Gibbs,Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319032542

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 4857

With higher education around the world in a period of extreme flux, this volume explores its underlying philosophy, a core element of the ongoing debate. Offering a diverse range of perspectives from an international selection of renowned scholars of higher education, the book is full of imaginative insights that add up to a substantive contribution to the discussion. As universities attempt to adapt to a new environment characterized by stiff international competition, networked remote learning, burgeoning student numbers and comparative performance assessment, how we conceptualize the purpose and ethos of our higher learning institutions is more important than ever. This publication features a multitude of distinctive approaches that illuminate potential solutions to the complex issues universities must grapple with in these uncertain times. Rather than espousing a singular philosophical approach, the editors have assembled views from across the spectrum and from differing national contexts, representing a multidisciplinary response to the situation. This collection of papers aims thus to inspire fresh developments in the way we think about the complexities of and options available to, higher education.

Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)

Author: Robin Barrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135171459

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2091

Three lines of argument are central to this book: that Plato's views as expounded in the Republic indicate that he was a utilitarian; that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory; that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education. Throughout the book the exposition of utilitarianism and the interpretation of the Republic are closely linked and the author defends Plato against the criticisms of Karl Popper, Bertrand Russell and R H S Crossman.