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978-1-4758-0700-4 • Hardback • June 2014 • $75.00 • (£58.00)
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Tobin Hart, PhD is professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia. He is co-founder of The ChildSpirit Institute, a nonprofit educational and research hub devoted to understanding and nurturing the inner life of children and adults. His work explores consciousness at the nexus of spirituality, psychology and education. His most recent books include: The Four Virtues, The Secret Spiritual World of Children, and From Information to Transformation: Education for the Evolution of Consciousness.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: A Change of Mind
- Contemplative Mind
- Empathic Mind
- Beautiful Mind
- Embodied Mind
- Imaginative Mind
In this book Tobin Hart has given an inspiring vision for education with his conception of mind. His vision, rooted in recent research and the wisdom traditions, provides an imaginative path for education in the 21st century. This is an invaluable contribution to the literature on transformative education.
— Jack Miller, PhD. , professor, curriculum, teaching and learning, O.I.S. E., University of Toronto and author of “Educating for Wisdom and Compassion and Education and the Soul”
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The readability, clarity, and substance are qualities that will be appreciated by any reader of education. Tobin Hart is a voice that needs to be heard. Not only does he name the problem and articulate the essential questions confronting American education today, but he goes on to frame the conversation for a new vision of education. His 'five minds' are eminently practical with examples and applications that every educator can put into practice. This is essential reading — possibly the best book on education I've read in a long time.
— Sam Crowell, faculty for the earth charter center and UNESCO chair for ESD and author of “Emergent Teaching: A Path of Creativity, Significance, and Transformation”
Tobin Hart explores and illuminates the richest dimensions of the human body-mind, most of which are misunderstood or disdained by contemporary education. Drawing from ancient to contemporary sources, The Integrative Mind is enhanced by exercises that lead the reader to first-hand understanding of essential domains of deep learning. This book will enrich educational reform efforts that value meaningful and profoundly holistic education.
— Richard C. Brown, Emeritus Professor of Contemplative Education, Naropa University
At a time when the understandable desire to bring all students up to a higher level of achievement has become paramount in American education, Tobin Hart reminds us that there are other, equally important dimensions to education that are being neglected. In this book he explores the many ways in which balance can be restored to the educational process so that we can foster not only a more knowledgeable and skillful population, but also one that is more humane and enlightened.
— Peter Laurence, Ed.D., education as transformation