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Teaching integratively: Five dimensions of transformation
Integral education: New directions for higher learning (2010)
  • Roben Torosyan, Fairfield University
Abstract
Compares models for personal, professional & civic life applications. Abstract: This chapter describes five dimensions of living and learning, and offers a comparison with other major models, with powerful practices to help learners consider multiple perspectives and apply learning concretely to personal, professional and civic life alike. Book description: Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an Integral perspective.The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. Integral Education accomplishes this by bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from higher education who are actively exploring the frontiers of education from an integral perspective. It presents an overview of the emerging landscape of integral education from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives. Key characteristics of integral education include exploring multiple perspectives, employing different pedagogical techniques (e.g., reflective, dialogical, empirical), combining conceptual rigor with embodied experience, drawing on developmental psychology, and cultivating a reflective and transformative space for students and teachers alike. Integral Education provides the most comprehensive synopsis of this exciting new approach and serves as a valuable resource for any integral effort within education. - Publisher description
Keywords
  • Interdisciplinary,
  • integral,
  • transdisciplinary,
  • epistemology,
  • critical thinking
Publication Date
January 1, 2010
Editor
Esbjorn-Hargens, Sean; Reams, Jonathan; Gunnlaugson, Olen
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publisher Statement

Torosyan, R. (2010). Teaching integratively: Five dimensions of transformation. Refereed chapter in Esbjörn-Hargens, S., Reams, J. & Gunnlaugson, O. (Eds.). Integral education: New directions for higher learning. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Copyright 2010 SUNY Press.

Citation Information
Roben Torosyan. "Teaching integratively: Five dimensions of transformation," in Integral education: New directions for higher learning. Eds. Esbjorn-Hargens, Sean; Reams, Jonathan; Gunnlaugson, Olen. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roben_torosyan/5