The Polytheistic Classroom

Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (1):27-40 (2012)
In the 21st century, educators seem to have more capacity for thinking pluralistically about teaching than they did a few decades ago. It is now commonplace to talk about multiple intelligences, a variety of teaching and learning styles, different acceptable outcomes of education. If we take the lead from archetypal psychology, the Greek pantheon can provide us with language for talking about a wide range of distinct philosophies, value systems, energies, feeling states, habits of behavior and teaching styles as they can be observed in the classroom. The gods are many, and if we follow the advice of the ancient Greeks we will be careful not to neglect any of them—and not get too carried away in worshiping any single one of them
Keywords Jung  archetype  Hillman  Glasser  multi‐perspectivist education  classical pantheon
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DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2010.00654.x
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