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Exploring Heutagogy in Higher Education

Academia Meets the Zeitgeist

  • Provides a new approach to enhance self-determined learning

  • Proposes a paradigm shift in teaching, learning, and the educational enterprise and ecosystems

  • Caters to educators’ needs to modify traditional way of teaching and offer students more meaningful and fulfilling learning experiences

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Points of Departure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Philosophical Roots

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 11-37
    3. Connectivism: Networks, Knowledge, and Learning

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 39-47
    4. Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Heutagogy

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 49-57
    5. Three “Gogies”: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 59-74
    6. The Philosophy of Heutagogy

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 75-91
    7. Pioneers of Heutagogy

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 93-103
  3. The Journey: The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105
    2. Methodology

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 107-114
    3. Cognition and Education

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 115-124
    4. Youth Cultures

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 125-133
    5. Phronesis in Education

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 135-144
    6. Ethics in Education

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 145-155
    7. Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 157-167
    8. Discussion of the Case Studies

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 169-182
  4. Temporary Pier

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Toward a Paradigm Change: Building a Culture of Heutagogy

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 185-197
    3. Heutagogy Versus Other Experience of Self-determined Learning

      • Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back
      Pages 199-206

About this book

This book explores heutagogy (self-determined learning) - a new approach to teaching and learning in higher education - and proposes a paradigm shift in teaching, learning, and the educational enterprise and ecosystem.


The first part of the book presents the philosophical, psychological and sociological foundations of heutagogy, and describes lessons learned from prior experiences of its implementation. The second part presents a collaborative self-study of five heutagogy courses in higher education. The third discusses how the academic community can enhance the paradigm change, and compares heutagogy to similar academic approaches. The concluding chapter of the book explores the question of “what next”? and suggests some possible elaborations of heutagogy.


“At the beginning, it was very difficult for me to appreciate the course’s mode of learning. All my life I had learned in a traditional manner. Occasionally I felt that I was being thrown into deep water without a lifeguard. … But as the course progressed, I succeeded in letting go of my deeply rooted habits and discovered a new learning approach, through which I found in myself a new learner…” (Student’s reflection)


...this book suggests a novel approach to learning and education and will become a widely read one.” Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg



Keywords

  • Self-directed learning
  • nomadic learning
  • student-centred approach
  • communities of learning
  • connectivism
  • critical thinking
  • intrinsic motivation
  • student's autonomy
  • learning and instruction

Reviews

...this book suggests a novel approach to learning and education and will become a widely read one.” Dr. Lisa Marie Blaschke, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaye Academic College of Education, Beer-Sheva, Israel

    Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back

About the authors

Amnon Glassner is a Senior Lecturer at Kaye Academic College of Education. He has two main research interests: (a) exploring the heutagogy learning-teaching approach; and (b) exploring teachers’ and students’ use of creative and critical thinking in learning. Dr. Glassner has published in various academic journals.


Shlomo Back is a Professor of Philosophy of Education and the head of the M.Teach program at Kaye Academic College of Education. Prof. Back was previously the College President and served several times as the chair of the Israeli forum of the Colleges of Education Presidents. He serves as an academic advisor on many national education committees, and has published several books (including Ways of Learning to Teach) and numerous academic papers.




Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Exploring Heutagogy in Higher Education

  • Book Subtitle: Academia Meets the Zeitgeist

  • Authors: Amnon Glassner, Shlomo Back

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4144-5

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-4143-8Published: 18 April 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-4146-9Published: 18 April 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-4144-5Published: 17 April 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 210

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Learning & Instruction, Philosophy of Education

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Softcover Book USD 129.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 129.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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