Based on Temple University's acclaimed course, 'The Art and Science of Teaching,' Allender draws the student-teacher into a series of narratives that develop as scenes from a play. As the drama unfolds, the reader becomes part of a classroom where the teacher's strategy shifts from speaking to listening and where students teach and the teacher learns. The book demonstrates how to create a vital, lively, learning environment in which everyone involved can expect to be interactive, spontaneous, and effective.
Jerome S. Allender is professor emeritus of education at Temple University.
Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 Introductory Lecture: Directing a Semester's Learning Chapter 3 First Week Chapter 4 Experience Experiments Chapter 5 Drawing Ideas Chapter 6 Role-Playing Chapter 7 Human Dominoes Chapter 8 Midterm Paper: The Problem of Realness Chapter 9 Superteacher Meets Blue Orange Chapter 10 Three Voices Chapter 11 The Structure of Freedom in the Classroom Chapter 12 The Artist and the Gardener Chapter 13 Gestalt Theory for Teachers Chapter 14 Epilogue Chapter 15 Index