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.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press|
|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
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