My Experiments in Teaching Powers

Donald N. Levine

in Powers of the Mind

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780226475530
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226475783 | DOI:
My Experiments in Teaching Powers

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This chapter begins with a review of the author's efforts to identify and cultivate new kinds of intellectual disciplines. It then examines a series of educational efforts in which the point was to promote habits that enabled students to listen more intelligently to various kinds of conversations, and to participate more knowingly in such conversations. It discusses basic practice, disciplines as ways of getting into conversations, and disciplines as ways of connecting conversations.

Keywords: teaching; conversations; intellectual disciplines

Chapter.  8975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy and Theory of Education

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