Self-development as Pedagogy in Teacher Education

Authored by: William L. Greene , Younghee M. Kim

International Handbook of Holistic Education

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138082649
eBook ISBN: 9781315112398
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315112398-13

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Abstract

[abstract: This chapter outlines a pedagogy that brings self-development to the forefront of teacher education. The ideas proposed here represent a radically untraditional orientation to the learner, classroom, and curriculum than is evident in most accredited teaching programs in the United States. The premise behind this approach is that teaching and learning reflect the inner condition of both teacher and student. With its focus on honoring wholeness in teacher education, the pedagogy described here provides an example of what it can be like for future teachers to develop and learn within an emotionally open and loving classroom, in a context that invites forth the best qualities in one’s self and each other. ]

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