The Transformative Classroom
Philosophical Foundations and Practical Applications
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The Transformative Classroom offers a new theory of transformative education. It engages with the vast and interdisciplinary conversation on transformative teaching and learning, providing a synthetic overview and critique of some of the most influential approaches today.
Drawing on important insights from ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of education, the book argues for an approach to transformative education that aims to awaken and facilitate students’ aspiration. In making this case, it critically examines the methods of transformative teaching developed in educational psychology, social justice education, adult education, school leadership studies, moral and values education, civic education, educational theory, as well as popular books and blogs for teachers. In this way, the book provides concrete practical guidance to teachers who hope to create a transformative classroom.
This book will be of great interest for academics, K-12 teachers, researchers and students in the fields of curriculum and instruction, teaching and learning, adult education, social justice education and educational theory.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Paradigms of Transformation
Chapter 1: Transformation as Conversion
Chapter 2: Transformation as Emancipation
Chapter 3: Transformation as Reconstruction
Part II: The Theory of Aspiration
Chapter 4: The Psychology of Aspiration
Chapter 5: Psychological Barriers to Aspiration
Part III: The Aspirational Classroom
Chapter 6: Awakening Aspiration in the Classroom
Chapter 7: Creating an Aspirational Classroom
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Douglas W. Yacek is a research fellow and lecturer in philosophy of education at Dortmund University, Germany.