This week's No Comment item is an announcement from California State University at Chico about the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Book Club:
The CELT Book Club will be continuing in the spring with exploration of a book by Laura Rendón, the keynote speaker at this year’s CELT Conference. Her book, Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation (Stylus Publishing, 2008) is described as:
“… a transformative vision of education that emphasizes the harmonic, complementary relationship between the sentir of intuition and the inner life, and the pensar of intellectualism and the pursuit of scholarship … In the process she develops a pedagogy that encompasses wholeness, multiculturalism, and contemplative practice, that helps students transcend limiting views about themselves; fosters high expectations, and helps students to become social change agents.”
For more info about the work of Laura Rendón, check out her website—http://www.public.iastate.edu/~lrendon/Rendon/Bio.html
Laura Rendón is Professor of Higher Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences.