"Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation"...No Comment

Ashley Thorne

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.”

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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.

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