The Psychology Of The Child

Author: Jean Piaget,Barbel Inhelder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780786725335
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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Piaget’s influence on psychology has been profound. His pathbreaking investigations and theories of cognitive development have set child psychology moving in entirely new directions. His bold speculations have provided the inspiration for the work of others. His studies have been the subject of many books and countless articles. And, significantly, his influence has spread to other disciplines and is having an ever-growing impact on the general culture at large.Here Jean Piaget, with the assistance of his long-time collaborator Bärbel Inhelder, offers a definitive presentation of the developmental psychology he has elaborated over the last forty years. This comprehensive synthesis traces each stage of the child’s cognitive development, over the entire period of childhood, from infancy to adolescence.

Clashes of Knowledge

Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Science and Religion
Author: Peter Meusburger,Michael Welker,Edgar Wunder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402055553
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Do traditional distinctions between "belief" and "knowledge" still make sense? How are differences between knowledge and belief understood in different cultural contexts? This book explores conflicts between various types of knowledge, especially between orthodox and heterodox knowledge systems, ranging from religious fundamentalism to heresies within the scientific community itself. Beyond addressing many fields in the academy, the book discusses learned individuals interested in the often puzzling spatial and cultural disparities of knowledge and clashes of knowledge.

On the Aesthetic Education of Man

Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141396970
Category: Philosophy
Page: 204
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'The artist is certainly the child of his age, but all the worse for him if he is at the same time its pupil, even worse its minion.' On the Aesthetic Education of Man is one of the most profound works of German philosophy, in which Friedrich Schiller analyses politics, revolution and the history of ideas to define the relationship between beauty and art. Resulting from Schiller's deep disillusionment with the course of the French Revolution and expressed as a series of letters to a patron, On the Aesthetic Education of Man is an impassioned attempt to drag mankind upwards from failure to greatness through placing ideas of aesthetic education at the heart of the human experience: 'Our era has actually taken both wrong turnings, and has fallen prey to coarseness on the one path, lethargy and perversity on the other. Having strayed along both paths, it is beauty that can lead [us] back.' Schiller's arguments are as arresting, challenging and inspiring today as when they were first written - it is above all one of the great political statements from a time of revolutionary change.

A Way of Self-Knowledge

Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 0880108509
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 92
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Part one, ?A Way of Self-Knowledge, ? contains eight meditations that take the reader on a journey through human experience. Beginning with ordinary experience, Steiner offers ways to imagine and understand the physical body, the elemental (or etheric) body, the elemental world, the Guardian of the Threshold, the astral body, the I-body (or thought body), the nature of experience in suprasensory worlds, and ways of perceiving previous earthly lives. Part two, ?The Threshold of the Spiritual World, ? contains sixteen short chapters in which Steiner provides aphoristic thoughts on trusting one's thinking? cognition of the spiritual world? karma and reincarnation? the astral body and luciferic beings? how to recognize suprasensory consciousness; the true nature of love; and more.


A Novel
Author: Daniel Kehlmann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804171599
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about the three sons of a lost father. Arthur Friedland is a wannabe writer who one day takes his sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Arthur declares himself immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better, and after he extracts Arthur's deepest secrets and tells him to make them real, Arthur empties the family bank account and vanishes. He goes on to become a world-famous author, a master of the mystical. (F is for fake.) But what of his abandoned boys? The painfully shy Martin grows up to be a priest without a vocation. (F is for faith, and lack of it.) Eric becomes a financier on the brink of ruin (F is for fraud), while Ivan, hoping for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) During the summer before the global financial crisis, they are thrown together again with cataclysmic results. Wildly funny and heartbreaking, Daniel Kehlmann's novel about truth, family, and the terrible power of fortune is a fictional triumph.

Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition

Studies in Western Esotericism
Author: Antoine Faivre
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791444351
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 269
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A historical and interpretive study of three aspects of Western esotericism from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

The naked years

growing up in Nazi Germany
Author: Marianne Mackinnon
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Children with Autism

Diagnosis and Interventions to Meet Their Needs
Author: Colwyn Trevarthen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025556
Category: Psychology
Page: 348
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This completely revised and substantially expanded new edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. Every chapter has been rewritten with the addition of new material, and a new final chapter on `Putting the Pieces Together' reflects the authors' conviction that the complexity of autism means that many kinds of information are valuable and need to be taken into account in providing therapy or teaching for children with autism. Other chapters, updated from the first edition, include a description of the latest information on the findings of brain research (put into the context of the development of the human brain and its effect on communication in early childhood), and the contributions of music therapy and psychoanalysis. A very much enlarged chapter on educational provision for children with autism and Asperger's Syndrome provides information on the latest methods for improving the learning of these children, to give them the best possible preparation for a life of greater autonomy and maximum self-satisfaction in the pleasure of human company. New appendices summarise medical diagnostic systems, checklists and questionnaires for identifying autism, and the glossary has been considerably expanded. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information.

At the Gates of Spiritual Science

Fourteen Lectures Given in Stuttgart, 22 August to 4 September, 1906
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
ISBN: 9780854406401
Category: Animal communication
Page: 222
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Farming for Health

Green-Care Farming Across Europe and the United States of America
Author: Jan Hassink,Majken van Dijk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402045417
Category: Medical
Page: 357
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The utilization of agricultural farms as a base for promoting human health and social well-being is a promising development. Social farming appears as a dynamic scenario. This book contains scientific papers dealing with different aspects of Farming for Health. It also describes the situation in different countries.

Claiming Knowledge

Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age
Author: Olav Hammer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004136380
Category: Religion
Page: 550
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This volume deals with the transformation of unchurched religious creativity in the late modern West. It analyzes the ways in which the advance of science, globalization and individualism have fundamentally reshaped esoteric religious traditions, from theosophy to the New Age. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

The Being of Man and His Future Evolution

Nine Lectures Given in Berlin from November 2nd 1908 to June 17th 1909
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Category: Anthroposophy
Page: 148
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Throughout our life, we have to struggle with questions that cannot be answered on the basis of our experience or with our ordinary thinking. Spiritual science can help us penetrate to a realm where new possibilities open up to address these questions. These lectures offer fascinating insights into the spiritual nature of everyday matters such as forgetting, laughing and weeping, different types of illnesses, and rhythms in the bodies of the human being. Steiner shows how we can become, through our own efforts, "co-creators" in evolution.

Education Through Work

A Model for Child-centered Learning
Author: Célestin Freinet
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773493032
Category: Education
Page: 438
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Foucault and Lifelong Learning

Governing the Subject
Author: Andreas Fejes,Katherine Nicoll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134097123
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Over the last twenty years there has been increasing interest in the work of Michel Foucault in the social sciences and in particular with relation to education. This, the first book to draw on his work to consider lifelong learning, explores the significance of policies and practices of lifelong learning to the wider societies of which they are a part. With a breadth of international contributors and sites of analysis, this book offers insights into such questions as: What are the effects of lifelong learning policies within socio-political systems of governance? What does lifelong learning do to our understanding of ourselves as citizens? How does lifelong learning act in the regulation and re-ordering of what people do? The book suggests that understanding of lifelong learning as contributory to the knowledge economy, globalisation or the new work order may need to be revised if we are to understand its impact more fully. It therefore makes a significant contribution to the study of lifelong learning.

Education On The Dalton Plan

Author: Helen Parkhurst
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473387698
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Teaching and learning are correlative occupations which have been carried on since the beginnings of human society. In this book Miss Helen Parkhurst inquires how they may best be adjusted to one another, and offers a definite answer to the question.