How do educators better reach their students, better capture their attention and imagination without sacrificing scholarship? Teachable Moments: Essays on Experiential Education examines the pedagogy of Prescott College, a school that has embraced experiential education and been finding success with it for over thirty years. These essays-from scholars in fields as wide ranging as religious studies, environmental science, psychology, dance, literature, adventure education, and peace studies-examine the challenges and, ultimately, the rewards of student-centered education.
R. Dean Johnson is a former fiction editor at Hayden's Ferry Review. He has taught composition, creative nonfiction, and fiction at Kansas State University, The University of Alabama, Arizona State University, Cameron University, and Prescott College. His essays and stories have appeared in several journals including Ascent, F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, New Orleans Review, Santa Clara Review, and The Southern Review.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Part I: Pedagogical Approaches to Experiential Education Chapter 4 Part II: Experiential Education in Practice Chapter 5 Acknowledgements Chapter 6 About the Editor