This review of The Phenomenological Heart of Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice in Higher Education focuses on the organization, strengths, and weaknesses of a newly-published qualitative research text that also serves as a guide for teachers who wish to improve their practice. The case study nature of the text is explored, as well as the contributions of the text’s authors. The book is most notable as a text that draws on the rich history of Merleau-Ponty and seeks to consider classroom instruction in higher education in light of phenomenological tenets.


Pedagogy, Phenomenology, Transformative Practice

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Jason D. DeHart is an assistant professor of reading education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. DeHart completed his dissertation, a phenomenological study of teachers using film, at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: dehartjd@appstate.edu.

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