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The Educated Mind? Vygotsky, Egan and zones

So, I am trying to reduce a stack of reading that is literally three feet high (includes issues of Viz, London Review of Books, Private Eye etc). I am putting in about 4 two hour sessions on the stepper at … Continue reading

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Stop to think…

This Gotterdammerung thang comes, I think, via Dave Pollard… Was a professor fired for requiring students to think?

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What is education?

From “Nature Bats Last” (hat-tip Leaving Babylon) According to Louis Schmier, Valdosta’s inspiring teacher and philosopher, “Education boils down to acquiring the desire, confidence, and courage to question the answers.” Good teaching instills these traits, thereby encouraging students to a … Continue reading

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Compliance versus self-regulation

I’ve stumbled* on a really really fascinating article at “Education Canada” on the difference between compliance (lots of kids sat in rows listening to the teacher read a story, a few sticking up their hands when a question’s asked because … Continue reading

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Training versus learning

“So, how do knowledge workers learn? At best, they find things out for themselves, learn from each other and share acquired knowledge with their colleagues. All this underpins a major shift of the past decade: the emphasis has moved from … Continue reading

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