Engaging Minds: Cultures of Education and Practices of Teaching explores the diverse beliefs and practices that define the current landscape of formal education. The 3rd edition of this introduction to interdisciplinary studies of teaching and learning to teach is restructured around four prominent historical moments in formal education: Standardized Education, Authentic Education, Democratic Citizenship Education, Systemic Sustainability Education. These moments serve as the foci of the four sections of the book, each with three chapters dealing respectively with history, epistemology, and pedagogy within the moment. This structure makes it possible to read the book in two ways – either "horizontally" through the four in-depth treatments of the moments or "vertically" through coherent threads of history, epistemology, and pedagogy. Pedagogical features include suggestions for delving deeper to get at subtleties that can’t be simply stated or appreciated through reading alone, several strategies to highlight and distinguish important vocabulary in the text, and more than 150 key theorists and researchers included among the search terms and in the Influences section rather than a formal reference list.
Table of Contents
MOMENT 1: STANDARDIZED EDUCATION
Chapter 1.1: The Emergence of Standardized Education
Chapter 1.2: Knowledge and Learning in Standardized Education
Chapter 1.3: Teaching and Standardized Education
MOMENT 2: AUTHENTIC EDUCATION
Chapter 2.1: The Emergence of Authentic Education
Chapter 2.2: Knowledge and Learning in Authentic Education
Chapter 2.3: Teaching and Authentic Education
MOMENT 3: DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
Chapter 3.1: The Emergence of Democratic Citizenship Education
Chapter 3.2: Knowledge and Learning in Democratic Citizenship Education
Chapter 3.3: Teaching and Democratic Citizenship Education
MOMENT 4: SYSTEMIC SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION
Chapter 4.1: The Emergence of Systemic Sustainability Education
Chapter 4.2: Knowledge and Learning in Systemic Sustainability Education
Chapter 4.3: Teaching and Systemic Sustainability Education
Brent Davis is Professor and Distinguished Research Chair in Mathematics Education in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.
Dennis Sumara is Dean of the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.
Rebecca Luce-Kapler is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Canada.