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Table of Contents

Contemporary Theories and Practice in Education
New 2nd Edition

by Yves Bertrand


Preface

INTRODUCTION

The Study of Theories and Practice of Education
Classification of Educational Theories
Brief Presentation of Sections and Trends
Educational Situation: The Starting Point
Three Epistemological Options
Other Classifications

SECTION ONE: ACADEMIC THEORIES

A Solid Education
Historical Overview
Three Trends

Chapter 1: Classical Education

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice
Conclusion

Chapter 2: Generalist Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Generalist Practice
Conclusion

Chapter 3: Functionalist Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice of Functionalism
Conclusion

SECTION TWO: LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THEORIES

A Matter of Learning
Learning Design and Web-Based Environment: A New Mix
Historical Overview
Three Trends

Chapter 4: Cognitive Theories

Introduction: Cognition and Learning
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Living Knowledge
Practice 2: Learning Structures and Information Processing
Practice 3: Cognitive Multimedia Environment
Conclusion

Chapter 5:Social-Cognitive Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Bandura
Practice 2: Social Cognitive Conflict
Practice 3: Cognitive Apprenticeship
Conclusion

Chapter 6: Instructional Design Theories

Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Systematic Design
Practice 2: Behavioral Design
Practice 3: Designing E-Learning Environments
Conclusion

SECTION THREE: SOCIAL THEORIES

Reconstructing society
General Historical Perspective
Three Trends

Chapter 7: Critical Pedagogy

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Paolo Freire
Practice 2: GrandíMaison: Social Pedagogy for Self-Development
Practice 3: Participation and Dialogue according to Ira Shor
Conclusion

Chapter 8: Learning Community Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Educational Progressivism
Practice 2: Cooperative Teaching and Learning
Practice 3: McLeanís Cooperative and Socio-Inductive Theory
Conclusion

Chapter 9:Eco-Social Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Curriculum for the Future
Practice 2: Systemic Education in An Eco-Society
Experiential Education
Conclusion

SECTION FOUR: HUMANISTIC THEORIES

Introduction
Historical Overview
Different Trends

Chapter 10:Self-Actualizing Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Play Mountain Place (Los Angeles)
Practice 2: Life Narratives
Conclusion

Chapter 11: Group Dynamics Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: The Montessori Schools
Practice 2: Values Clarification and Self-Development Project
Practice 3: Group Method and Psychodrama
Conclusion

Chapter 12:Spiritualistic Theories

Introduction
Evolution of Ideas and Issues
Characteristics
Practice 1: Steinerís Schools
Practice 2: Spiritual Communities and Growth Centers
Practice 3: George Leonard and Ecstasy Education
Practice 3: Krishnamurti Centers of Education
Conclusion

GENERAL CONCLUSION

Questions about Education
The Best Theory
For a New Eco-wisdom

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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