COMPASSIONATE CRITICAL THINKING

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Compassionate Critical Thinking

Author : Ira Rabois
ISBN : 9781475828832
Genre : Education
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Compassionate Critical Thinking demonstrates how to use mindfulness with instructional effectiveness to increase student participation and decrease classroom stress, and it turns the act of teaching into a transformational practice. Many books teach mindfulness, but few provide a model for teaching critical thinking and integrating it across the curriculum. The purpose of this book is to show teachers how to create a classroom culture of compassionate critical thinking. When students feel a lack of meaning and purpose in their school lives, they resist learning. Using a Socratic style of inquiry, Rabois changes the classroom dynamic to encourage self-reflection, insight, and empathy. Vignettes capture dialogue between teacher and students to illustrate how mindfulness practices elicit essential questions which stimulate inquiry and direct discovery. What bigger mystery is there, what more interesting and relevant story, than the story of one’s own mind and heart and how they relate us to the world?
Category: Education

The Neuroscience Of Learning And Development

Author : Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik
ISBN : 9781620362860
Genre : Education
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Is higher education preparing our students for a world that is increasingly complex and volatile, and in which they will have to contend with uncertainty and ambiguity? Are we addressing the concerns of employers who complain that graduates do not possess the creative, critical thinking, and communication skills needed in the workplace? This book harnesses what we have learned from innovations in teaching, from neuroscience, experiential learning, and studies on mindfulness and personal development to transform how we deliver and create new knowledge, and indeed transform our students, developing their capacities for adaptive boundary spanning. Starting from the premise that our current linear, course-based, educational practices are frequently at odds with how our neurological system facilitates learning and personal development, the authors set out an alternative model that emphasizes a holistic approach to education that integrates mindful inquiry practice with self-authorship and the regulation of emotion as the cornerstones of learning, while demonstrating how these align with the latest discoveries in neuroscience. The book closes by offering practical ideas for implementation, showing how simple refinements in classroom and out-of-classroom experiences can create foundations for students to develop key skills that will enhance adaptive problem solving, creativity, overall wellbeing, innovation, resilience, compassion, and ultimately world peace. Co-published with ACPA – College Student Educators International img width="118" height="50" src="/sites/stylus/images/imgACPA.jpg"
Category: Education

Media And Moral Education

Author : Laura D'Olimpio
ISBN : 9781351967211
Genre : Education
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Media and Moral Education demonstrates that the study of philosophy can be used to enhance critical thinking skills, which are sorely needed in today’s technological age. It addresses the current oversight of the educational environment not keeping pace with rapid advances in technology, despite the fact that educating students to engage critically and compassionately with others via online media is of the utmost importance. D’Olimpio claims that philosophical thinking skills support the adoption of an attitude she calls critical perspectivism, which she applies in the book to international multimedia examples. The author also suggests that the Community of Inquiry – a pedagogy practised by advocates of Philosophy for Children – creates a space in which participants can practise being critically perspectival, and can be conducted with all age levels in a classroom or public setting, making it beneficial in shaping democratic and discerning citizens. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the areas of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, critical theory and communication, film and media studies.
Category: Education

Liberal Arts And Sciences

Author : Christopher A. Ulloa Chaves ED.D.
ISBN : 9781490737003
Genre : Education
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Liberal Arts and Sciences ... should be read by those persons who wish to seek a higher level of critical, compassionate, and creative thinking, It is well-written, insightful, and is a fascinating examination of education...and significant traits such as honesty, creativity, ethical behavior, and wisdomconcepts that are sorely needed in todays global world. -US Review of Books Nominated for the American Association of Colleges & University's 2015 Frederic W. Ness Book Award. Nominated for the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award. This book will help individuals become more open, courageous, and willing to engage in meaningful and constructive dialogue in their search for truth. -Miriam Montano, undergraduate student in California This book will, first, move the reader through philosophys major conceptions as ideas that initiate and sustain educational and learning processes. The book will then provide an historical account of the key periods, development, and continuing contributions of the liberal arts enterprise. The book also includes three chapters on the application dimensions of the liberal arts model of higher learning, mainly its development of critical, creative, and ethical thinking competencies for effective citizenship and problem solving in the world.
Category: Education

Teaching Critical Thinking

Author : Bell Hooks
ISBN : 0415968194
Genre : Social Science
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The Trumbull County Educational Service Center in Warren, Ohio, presents a collection of Web sites related to the study and teaching of critical thinking skills. The collection includes resources featuring lesson plans, activities, and exercises for grades K-12.
Category: Social Science

The Mindful Nurse

Author : Carmel Bernadette Sheridan
ISBN : 0993324525
Genre : Medical
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This is the first book to outline how the practices of mindfulness and compassion can help nurses to strengthen resilience and therapeutic presence and revitalize their practice.
Category: Medical

Think Care Act

Author : Susan Gelber Cannon
ISBN : 9781617354281
Genre : Education
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Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: • to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, • to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, • to act—locally and globally—for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global socialaction projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom “playbyplay.” Students’ feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ “think, care, act” frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.
Category: Education

Against Empathy

Author : Paul Bloom
ISBN : 9780062339355
Genre : Psychology
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New York Post Best Book of 2016 We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we don’t have enough of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher Paul Bloom. In AGAINST EMPATHY, Bloom reveals empathy to be one of the leading motivators of inequality and immorality in society. Far from helping us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and, ironically, often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, but to draw instead upon a more distanced compassion. Basing his argument on groundbreaking scientific findings, Bloom makes the case that some of the worst decisions made by individuals and nations—who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to imprison—are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With precision and wit, he demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from medical care and education to parenting and marriage. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and—yes—ultimately more moral. Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, AGAINST EMPATHY shows us that, when it comes to both major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our impulse toward empathy is often the most compassionate choice we can make.
Category: Psychology

The Self Compassion Diet

Author : Jean Fain
ISBN : 9781604073263
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it’s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School–affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self—a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, The Self Compassion Diet is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body’s signals that it’s nourished Gradual change—a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best—your compassionate inner advisor “Most dieters try to ‘kill cravings’ and break habits with self-discipline,” teaches Fain. “Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food.” The Self Compassion Diet book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat.
Category: Health & Fitness

Compassionate Careers

Author : Jeffrey W. Pryor
ISBN : 9781601633934
Genre : Business & Economics
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“What I see when I look into the eyes and hearts of the people who serve is joy. My invitation to you is to join them on compassionate careers.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Life’s too short for you not to wholeheartedly pursue your gifts and passions. If you find the right mission and the right role within that mission, that’s such a powerful thing. But Compassionate Careers also does a favor for people in that it’s not candy coated. There are real tradeoffs, and it helps people think about how to navigate that path.” —Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity “It’s no accident that the world’s happiest and most successful people all seem to have one very important thing in common—they chose a life of passion and purpose, not just a paycheck. Compassionate Careers is an intimate look into how many fascinating people have achieved the well-balanced life and how you, too, can reach the same plateau. If you want to turn your career into the vehicle you ride into an amazing future, this book is for you.” —Jeff Hoffman, cofounder of Priceline.com In interviewing people for Compassionate Careers, the authors felt that Dr. Goodall’s words captured a common theme expressed by many: “I’m a hopeful, optimistic person and I want to help people understand that it’s not too late to save the world if we all get involved, roll up our sleeves, and do something about it ourselves. We’ve got to realize that our own life and the choices that we make actually make a difference. Young people have so much to offer, and the time for action is now.” —Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace Many young people today are seeking something more—purpose, meaning, a cause. Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational guide to finding purpose-driven work and offers advice to anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is just not enough. It includes: Stories from people of all walks of life who have jobs that make a difference, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, and Dave Matthews. Information on how to get started in a cause-focused career. An online assessment that identifies the type of organizational culture for which you are best suited. Exercises and resources for hands-on exploration of compassionate career opportunities. An old Yaqui Indian proverb reads, “If you have a choice of paths to take in life, take the path with a heart." Compassionate Careers will show you how.
Category: Business & Economics