A Natural History of Place in Education

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Teachers College Press, 2004 - Education - 170 pages
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Hutchison argues that pressures on schools associated with declining budgets, competing ideologies, and economic/technological shifts have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the K-12 school experience. He discusses strategies for This book considers the philosophy of place in education and everyday life, the history of and current trends in school design, the school infrastructure crisis, and the relationship between the philosophy of education and classroom design. Hutchison argues that pressures on schools associated with declining budgets, competing ideologies, and economic/technological shifts have the potential to radically alter the landscape of the K-12 school experience. He discusses strategies for mediating these pressures and strengthening a sense of place in education.mediating these pressures and strengthening a sense of place in education.
  

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Contents

Introduction Place Pedagogy and Personhood
1
The Meaning of Place in Education
9
A Pedagogy of Place
26
Architectural and Design Perspectives
49
Visions of Dynamic Space
77
No Place Like Cyberspace
111
The Public and the Private
127
Conclusion The Loss of Place in Education?
145
References
153
Index
163
About the Author
171
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David Hutchison, is an Associate Professor of Education at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

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