Teaching to Promote Intellectual and Personal Maturity: Incorporating Students' Worldviews and Identities into the Learning Process


Revealing that it is not what students think, but rather how they think that is important to the learning process, the contributors to this issue explore the full-range of cognitive and emotional dimensions that influence how individuals learn--and they describe teaching practices for building on these to help students develop intellectually and personally. They examine how students' unique understanding of their individual experience, themselves, and the ways knowledge is constructed can mediate learning. They look at the influence of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in shaping the learning process and examine how to create a culturally responsive learning environment for both students and faculty. The issue also explores the role of service learning in developing a strong sense of the caring self, examines the opportunities and challenges of expressing cultural identity in the learning community, and offers various strategies for linking learning goals to students' views of knowledge. This is the 82nd volume in the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Teaching and Learning

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Ignelzi
  • Patricia M. King
  • Blythe Mcvicker Clinchy
  • Robert A. Rhoads
  • Mary F. Howard-Hamilton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • San Francisco
Publication year:
  • 2000


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