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Engaging Imagination. Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers

  • ID: 2708474
  • Book
  • May 2014
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for
Engaging Imagination

"This is an absolutely delightful book: perceptive, entertaining, and wise, yet also immensely practical. If you want your students to grow, in your hands, as creative thinkers, read this and get them to read it, too."

Guy Claxton, author of
Building Learning Power and
What s the Point of School?

"Alison James and Stephen Brookfield are wonderfully inventive guides to using creativity and play in helping students to reflect and become better learners."

David Gauntlett, professor of media and communications, University of Westminster

"An immensely valuable, practical, and inspiring resource for anyone interested in helping students use and develop their creativity."

Norman Jackson, founder of Lifewide Education; professor emeritus, University of Surrey
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List of Figures ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xxi

About the Authors xxiii

Part 1 Understanding the Role of Imagination in Learning 1

1. How Engaging the Imagination Fosters Reflective Thinking 3

2. Introducing Refl ective Thinking to Students 25

3. Connecting Creativity, Imagination, and Play 47

Part 2 Engaging Imagination Tools and Techniques 67

4. Using Visual Methods of Teaching and Learning 69

5. How Story and Metaphor Provoke Reflective Thinking 93

6. Playing Seriously: Legos and Labyrinths 115

7. Playing with Space: Pods and Patchwork 139

8. Asking Powerful Questions 163

9. Building Reflective Communities: Maps and Mazes 185

Part 3 Negotiating the Emotional Realities of Engaging Imagination 207

10. Keeping Energy and Morale High 209

11. Engaging Our Own Imaginations as Authors 233

References 251

Index 261

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Al James
Stephen D. Brookfield
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