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Transcript of Maxine Greene
1917 in Brooklyn, NY. Maxine Greene: Theory of Value Maxine's Theories of Education It is important to exercise students creative thinking through their work in such subjects as Art and Language Arts.
Theories into the modern classroom She is an American educational philosopher, writer, social activist and teacher. Implications Greene emphasizes the value of aesthetic thought and creative thinking, in relation to their diminishing importance in the modern classroom. Maxine's Theories of Education Theory of Transmission Early Childhood Her father was a businessman. Education Career She spent five years as an instructor at the New York University teaching Philosophy and Literature. Career Continued... She soon became Associate Professor of English, then Professor of Philosophy of Education, in the Teachers College at the University. Her mother was a secretary. She had a twin brother and sister. Growing up, her inspirations were her teachers, especially her french teacher. Maxine began her academic career at Barnard College where she graduated in 1938. She then pursued a Master’s Degree at New York University which she completed in 1949. Maxine received her doctorate in Education from New York University in 1955. Theory of Knowledge She then went on to Montclair College where she was an associate Professor in the English Department. Greene defines knowledge as “anything that helps us to know ourselves and the world in which we live” Maxine began a position as an Associate Professor in Foundation of Education and Philosophy at
Brooklyn College. Maxine Greene is still teaching at Columbia University today. She began her career at Columbia University in 1965 as an Editor of the Teachers College Record. In 1984 Maxine Greene was named the First Female President of the American Educational Research Association in 31 years. Theory of Human-Nature Emphasizes being actively engaged in activities which define your character, and stresses "wide-awakedness." Theory of Learning Encourages teachers to educate students about their responsibility for our collective well-being. Students need to understand that the reason for learning is to nurture their intellectual talents for the construction of our society into a more democratic, just, and caring place to live. Theory of Society Theory of Opportunity Theory of Consensus “Everyone needs to be educated…” to be part of the society and of the creation of culture. Learning is the exploration of ideas and asking questions to create meaning in life. Each person has different perceptions of the world, so it may give multiple interpretations. Maintaining a critical stance towards society yet being equally tolerant of individuals differences. "I was brought up in Brooklyn, New York, almost always with a desire to cross the bridge and live in the real world... beyond and free from what was thought of as the ordinary." “If we enlist the arts and imagination in teaching, we allow students to take advantage of their lived experiences. We are not just teaching them in an abstract way. As John Dewy said in Democracy and Education, imagination is not just building castles in the air, it’s a way to think of alternatives and break through the walls to see them.” Thank You