Teaching and Learning in a Community of Thinking: The Theory

  • Yoram Harpaz


One might say of the first part of this book that you can’t see trees for the forest. In this part, we’ll finally get to a tree – the community of thinking. Let us, however, begin with its narrative. We won’t present the practice until the third part of the book. An impatient reader might ask: “Who needs this narrative foreplay? Why not go straight to the practice?” However, in education the narrative is not a cover story for the practice; the narrative is the essence; it constitutes the practice.


Emotional Intelligence Extrinsic Motivation Good Learning School Subject Task Involvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoram Harpaz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beit Berl Teachers’ CollegeBeit BerlIsrael
  2. 2.Al-Qasemi Islamic Teachers’ CollegeBeit BerlIsrael

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