Summary of An Imaginative Approach to Teaching
Copyright © 2005 Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons
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Kieran Egan presents a fascinating, effective overview of the imagination’s central role in learning. He explains how teachers can harness imagination to help students become excited about education and become more effective learners with improved test scores. Egan explains crucial cognitive tools for teachers, and outlines difficulties educators may face in emotionally connecting to and embracing their own imaginations in the teaching environment. getAbstract recommends Egan’s fresh, convincing methods to teachers on every level, to educational administrators, and to anyone interested in becoming a more efficient, receptive learner.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the “imaginative approach” to education is;
- What factors make it effective; and
- How teachers can identify and utilize the primary cognitive tools that engage students’ imagination, help students learn and lead to higher test scores.
About the Author
Educational philosopher Kieran Egan is director of the Imaginative Education Research Group, which champions the imaginative-education concept.