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Author Brookfield, Stephen D
Title Engaging Imagination : Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (304 pages)
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Note Intro -- Engaging Imagination -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- How Should You Use This Book? -- What This Book Is Not -- Overview of Chapters -- Audience -- Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Part 1 Understanding the Role of Imagination in Learning -- 1 How Engaging the Imagination Fosters Reflective Thinking -- The Three Axioms of Student Engagement -- Engagement Is Personally Meaningful -- Learning "Sticks" When Multiple Methods Engage the Imagination -- Students Are Engaged When Something "Jerks" Them Out of the Routines -- How Does Engaging Imagination Connect to Reflection? -- What Does It Mean to Be Reflective? -- Fourteen Elements of Reflective Thinking in Students -- Creativity and Playfulness Are Important -- A Degree of Student Freedom Is Essential -- The Hegemony of Written Reflection Must Be Challenged -- A Degree of Resistance Is Normal -- Reflection Can Be Used for Control -- Summary -- 2 Introducing Reflective Thinking to Students -- Clarifying the Elements of Reflective Thinking -- Modeling Reflectivity: Examples for Each Reflective Thinking Process -- Using Students' Testimony -- Student Resistance to Reflective Control -- Summary -- 3 Connecting Creativity, Imagination, and Play -- Emotional Intelligence -- The Place of Creativity in Student and Teacher Reflection -- Defining Creativity -- Connecting Imagination to Creativity -- The Meaning of Play -- Summary -- Part 2 Engaging Imagination Tools and Techniques -- 4 Using Visual Methods of Teaching and Learning -- Losing Sight of Seeing: A Rural Walk -- Visual Intelligence and Visual Literacy -- The Duck/Rabbit: "Seeing As" -- Learning to See Visual Culture: An Urban Walk -- Sketchbooks and Look Books -- Paper Tearing as Visual Representation -- The Plait -- LSD -- Drawing and Collaging Discussion -- Visual Dialogue -- Visualization Techniques -- Summary
5 How Story and Metaphor Provoke Reflective Thinking -- Creative Reflection and Metaphor -- Roller Coasters, Rainbows, and Other Learning Metaphors -- Dyslexia: The Bully in My Playground -- Tell Us about It -- Diagrams as Story Triggers: The Change Curve -- Timelines -- Metaphor as Parable -- Summary -- 6 Playing Seriously: Legos and Labyrinths -- The Concept of Lego Serious Play -- Lego Serious Play in Action -- Opening the Workshop -- Beginning Metaphorical Meaning Making -- Creating Their Own Models -- Building Cohesion -- Students' Responses -- Labyrinths for Creative Reflection -- Alex Irving: Challenges and Opportunities in Labyrinth Learning -- Summary -- 7 Playing with Space: Pods and Patchwork -- Learning Spaces -- Hello Cloud 9: The Reflective Pod -- The Spliff Bunker -- Other Forms of Reflective Pod Engagements -- Postcards and Patchworks -- Quercus genius -- Spatial Design and Inner/Outer Space -- Inner Reflection on Outer Presentations -- Summary -- 8 Asking Powerful Questions -- Personal Construct Psychology and Creative Reflection -- Self-Characterization -- Laddering -- "Light Touch" Laddering -- Pyramiding -- Clean Language -- Practicing Clean Language: Caitlin Walker -- Summary -- 9 Building Reflective Communities: Maps and Mazes -- Wenger's Communities of Practice -- Maps, Membership, and Mazes -- Pia -- Maria -- Li Hu -- Samantha -- Duncan -- Lucas -- The Picture Group -- Six Degrees of Separation -- Wikis as Online Spaces for Shared Reflection -- The Digital Transformations Research Project -- 1. Embrace digital media because we want to. -- 2. Set no limits on participation. -- 3. Celebrate participants, not the platform. -- 4. Support storytelling. -- 5. Some gifts, some theatre, some recognition. -- 6. Offline to online is a continuum. -- 7. Reinvent learning. -- 8. Foster genuine communities. -- Summary
Part 3 Negotiating the Emotional Realities of Engaging Imagination -- 10 Keeping Energy and Morale High -- Frogs and Bats -- Plates, Timelines, and the Reflectionaire -- Appreciative Inquiry and Strengths-Based Learning -- Strengths and Flow -- When the Going Gets Tough: Techniques for Building Confidence -- Techniques for Troubleshooting: The Life Wheel and Covey's Circles of Concern -- The Emotional Pathfinder -- The Emotional Pathfinder Framework -- Reflection as Speculation: Modeling Cause and Effect -- Summary -- 11 Engaging Our Own Imaginations as Authors -- Alison -- Stephen -- References -- Index -- Advert
How to nurture creativity in tomorrow's innovators-today's college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employers didn't put science, computing, math, or business management first. According to AAC&U's 2013 employer survey, 95% of employers give hiring preference to college graduates with skills that will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace. In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers, two leading educators help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. Alison James, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D. Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative exploration can extend students' reflective capabilities in a purposeful way, help them understand their own potential and learning more clearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate and explore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in the classroom and in students' professional lives long after graduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches to cultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating "play" into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creative approaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking and problem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines and settings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university faculty who need to prepare students for the real challenges of tomorrow's workplace
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Brookfield, Stephen D. Engaging Imagination : Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9781118409473
Subject Creative thinking -- Study and teaching.;Education.;Reflective learning -- Study and teaching
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Alt Author James, Al
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