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Egan, Kieran

Works: 88 works in 430 publications in 7 languages and 17,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by Kieran Egan
The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding by Kieran Egan( )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ills of education are caused, Kieran Egan argues, by the fact that we have inherited three major educational ideas, each of which is incompatible with the other two. Is the purpose of education to make good citizens and inculcate socially relevant skills and values? Or is it to master certain bodies of knowledge? Or is it the fulfillment of each student's unique potential? These conflicting goals bring about clashes at every level of the educational process, from curriculum decisions to teaching methods. Egan's analysis is cool, clear, and wholly original, and his diagnosis is as convincing as it is unexpected." "Not content with a radical diagnosis, Egan presents us with a new and sophisticated alternative. Egan reconceives education as our learning to use particular "intellectual tools"--Such as language or literacy - which shape how we make sense of the world. These mediating tools generate successive kinds of understanding: somatic, mythic, romantic, philosophical, and ironic." "As practical as it is theoretically innovative, Egan's account concludes with practical proposals for how teaching and curriculum could be changed to reflect the ways we actually learn."--Jacket
The future of education : reimagining our schools from the ground up by Kieran Egan( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kieran Egan explores the three big ideas and aims of education - academic, social, and developmental growth - and exposes their flaws and fundamental incompatibility. He then proposes and describes a process called Imaginative Education that would dramatically change teaching and curriculum while delivering the skills and understanding that we all want our children to acquire. His speculative narrative of education from 2010 to 2060 - executed with wit and verve - shows how we might very well get there from here. Unlike most books dealing with fundamental educational ideas, this one also details how its new proposal can be implemented in everyday classrooms."--Jacket
Engaging imagination and developing creativity in education( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of essays has been collected expressly to bring readers new ideas about imagination and creativity in education that will both stimulate discussion and debate and also contribute practical ideas for how to infuse our daily classrooms with imaginative ideas
Primary understanding : education in early childhood by Kieran Egan( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with descriptions of the ways in which children make sense of their experience and the world, such as fantasy, stories and games, Egan constructs his argument that constituting this foundational layer are sets of cultural sense-making capacities, reflected in oral cultures throughout the world. Egan sees education as the acquisition of these sets of sense-making capacities, available in our culture, and his goal is to conceptualize primary education in a way that over comes the dichotomy between progressivisim and traditionalism, attending both the needs of the individual child an
Getting it wrong from the beginning : our progressivist inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget by Kieran Egan( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kieran Egan is professor of education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia."--Jacket
Literacy, society, and schooling : a reader by Suzanne De Castell( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and psychology : Plato, Piaget, and scientific psychology by Kieran Egan( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology of education has long held a place in the curriculum for training teachers but what implications can psychological theory legitimately have for educational practice? In this book the author makes a direct attack on the current role of psychology in education, showing important differences between psychologists' and educators' interests in topics such as learning, motivation and development, and questioning the validity of many of Piaget's most fundamental ideas. He compares two developmental theories that superficially have much in common - Plato's and Piaget's - and focuses on thei
An imaginative approach to teaching by Kieran Egan( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, award-winning educator Kieran Egan shows how we can transform the experience of K-12 students and help them become more knowledgeable and more creative in their thinking. At the core of this transformative process is imagination which can become the heart of effective learning if it is tied to education's central tasks. An Imaginative Approach to Teaching is a groundbreaking book that offers an understanding of how students' imaginations work in learning and shows how the acquisition of cognitive tools drives students' educational development. This approach is unique in that it engages both the imagination and emotions. The author clearly demonstrates how knowledge comes to life in students' minds if it is introduced in the context of human hopes, fears, and passions. To facilitate this new educational approach, the book includes a wide variety of effective teaching tools - such as story, rhythm, play, opposition, agency, and meta-narrative understanding - that value and build upon the way children understand their experiences. Most important, Egan provides frameworks for lesson planning and more than a dozen sample lessons to show how teachers can use these tools to awaken intelligence and imagination in the classroom
Imagination and education by Kieran Egan( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching as story telling : an alternative approach to teaching and curriculum in the elementary school by Kieran Egan( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminently practical guide, Teaching as Story Telling shows teachers how to integrate imagination and reason into the curriculum when planning classes in social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. In his innovative book, Kieran Egan refashions the ancient function of the storyteller with such clarity that any teacher can step into the role with confidence. Not only does Egan's book make the reader look anew at what is too often taken for granted about the ways in which children learn, it opens up a range of critical questions about our orientation to "objectives" and to either/ors when it comes to the affective and the cognitive. - Back cover
Ethics and educational policy by Kenneth A Strike( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on such concepts as liberty, autonomy, equality and pluralism, this title provides a philosophical commentary which relates these concepts both to a background of philosophical literature, and to the institutional contexts and policy debates in which they function
Imagination in teaching and learning : the middle school years by Kieran Egan( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is widely believed that a child's imagination ought to be stimulated and developed in education. Yet, few teachers understand what the imagination is or how it lends itself to practical methods and techniques that can be used easily in classroom instruction. This book offers practical help for teachers who want to engage, stimulate, and develop the imaginative and learning processes of children ages 8 to 15. The publication is geared to the typical student's imaginative life and how it can be stimulated in learning; how the average teacher can plan to achieve this aim; and how the curriculum can be structured to help achieve this goal. The book contains concrete examples of curriculum design and teaching techniques structured to appeal specifically to children in their middle school years. The publication is organized into 6 chapters which cover: (1) a brief account of the range of meanings people ascribe to imagination; (2) why it is important to stimulate and develop the imagination of students; (3) characteristics of students' imaginative lives and meaningful learning; (4) the design of a framework for planning teaching that aims to stimulate students' imaginations; (5) the usefulness of forming and articulating vivid images in teaching; and (6) examples of how the framework can be used to plan teaching in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. The conclusions discuss implications for teaching and the curriculum if imagination is taken seriously in education. (Contains approximately 85 references.) (Ll)
Learning in Depth : a simple innovation that can transform schooling by Kieran Egan( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, schools have aimed to introduce students to a broad range of topics through curriculum that ensure that they will at least have some acquaintance with most areas of human knowledge by the time they graduate. Yet such broad knowledge can't help but be somewhat superficial--and, as Kieran Egan argues, it omits a crucial aspect of true education: deep knowledge. Real education, Egan explains, consists of both general knowledge and detailed understanding, and in "Learning in Depth" he outlines an ambitious yet practical plan to incorporate deep knowledge into basic education. Under Egan's program, students will follow the usual curriculum, but with one crucial addition: beginning with their first days of school and continuing until graduation, they will each also study one topic--such as apples, birds, sacred buildings, mollusks, circuses, or stars--in depth. Over the years, with the help and guidance of their supervising teacher, students will expand their understanding of their one topic and build portfolios of knowledge that grow and change along with them. By the time they graduate each student will know as much about his or her topic as almost anyone on earth--and in the process will have learned important, even life-changing lessons about the meaning of expertise, the value of dedication, and the delight of knowing something in depth. Though Egan's program may be radical in its effects, it is strikingly simple to implement--as a number of schools have already discovered--and with "Learning in Depth" as a blueprint, parents, educators, and administrators can instantly begin taking the first steps toward transforming our schools and fundamentally deepening their students' minds. (Contains 4 tables.)
Children's minds, talking rabbits & clockwork oranges : essays on education by Kieran Egan( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egan reviews matters as far-ranging as the oral foundations of education and the arts as "basics" required for education, to what he terms "the curriculum wars" and issues in educational research
The erosion of education : socialization and the schools by David Nyberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational development by Kieran Egan( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and learning outside the box : inspiring imagination across the curriculum( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging the imagination is something seen in opposition to preparing students for testing, but scoring well on tests and being imaginatively active in learning are not mutually exclusive. When students' imaginations are engaged in learning their educational performance will improve by any test or measure. This book offers a new understanding of how knowledge grows in the mind and how our imagination works and changes during our lifetime. Knowledgeable authors describe innovative teaching methods based on these insights, which offer new ways of planning and teaching. --From the cover
Narrative in teaching, learning, and research( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole school projects : engaging imaginations through interdisciplinary inquiry by Kieran Egan( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic understanding : the development of rationality and imagination, ages 8-15 by Kieran Egan( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The educated mind : how cognitive tools shape our understanding
The future of education : reimagining our schools from the ground upEngaging imagination and developing creativity in educationPrimary understanding : education in early childhoodGetting it wrong from the beginning : our progressivist inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean PiagetLiteracy, society, and schooling : a readerAn imaginative approach to teachingTeaching as story telling : an alternative approach to teaching and curriculum in the elementary schoolEthics and educational policy
Alternative Names
Egan Kieran

Kieran Egan educational philosopher and student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural history

Kieran Egan filósofo irlandés

Kieran Egan filosoof uit Ierland

이간, 키에란 1942-

이건, 키런 1942-

이건, 키렌 1942-

イーガン, キエラン

イーガン, キーラン