Teaching for Purpose

Teaching for Purpose Preparing Students for Lives of Meaning

Heather Malin
cloth, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-258-4
Price: $64.00

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paper, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-257-7
Price: $33.00

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In Teaching for Purpose, Heather Malin explores the idea of purpose as the purpose of education and shows how educators can prepare youth to live intentional, fulfilling lives. The book highlights the important role that purpose—defined as “a future-directed goal that is personally meaningful and aimed at contributing to something larger than the self”—plays in optimal youth development and in motivating students to promote the cognitive and noncognitive skills that teachers want to instill.

About the Author

Heather Malin is the director of research at the Stanford University Center on Adolescence, where she conducts research on diverse aspects of purpose development.

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