Holistic Curriculum

Holistic Curriculum

by J. P. Miller, J. Miller

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Overview

Holistic education is concerned with connections in human experience - connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing, between individual and community, and between the personal self and the transpersonal self.

First published in 1988, The Holistic Curriculum examines the philosophical, psychological, and social foundations of holistic education, outlining its history and discussing practical applications in the classroom.

This revised and expanded second edition concisely describes how holistic thinking integrates spiritual and scientific perspectives, drawing on romantic, humanistic, and other radical alternatives to the atomistic worldview of the modern age. The role of the teacher, the issue of accountability, and strategies for implementing the Holistic Curriculum are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774403207
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

John P. Miller is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is the author or editor of 17 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education.

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Holistic Curriculum: The Context
Holistic Curriculum: The Why and the What     3
The Philosophic Context: The Perennial Philosophy     16
The Psychological Context: The Unconditioned Self     25
The Social Context: An Ecological/Interdependent Perspective     47
Holistic Curriculum: Historical Background     67
Holistic Curriculum: Practice
Intuitive Connections     89
Body-Mind Connections     112
Subject Connections     131
Community Connections     148
Earth Connections     162
Soul Connections     178
Implementing and Evaluating the Holistic Curriculum     190
Credits     201
Index     203

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