Tag Archives: Pedagogy

For Instance & The Role of the Teacher

A discussion of computers and the transformation of education and what happens in and beyond the classroom touches upon the role of the teacher. Mon, October 21, 1996 Humanist: 10.0351 forwards Meme 2.13 (Seymour Papert interviewed by David S. Bennahum) … Continue reading

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Listen to be Heard

Toronto Public Health has a Child Friendly Policy Framework with a notable acknowledgement of the importance of culture in its set of vision statements Vision Children in Toronto are valued, listened to and treated with respect. Children in Toronto thrive … Continue reading

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Ecology of Education

As we advance in the Anthropocene… The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. C.S. Lewis The Abolition of Man: Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in … Continue reading

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Like Elegance in Mathematics

A short accessible piece by Joe Morgan on the question of whether to teach coding to children has appeared in Slate. One of its themes is about cultivating an appreciation for quality. Of course, getting something working is just the … Continue reading

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Liminal

At the end, on the last page of A Poem As Long As The Highway by Douglas Barbour there is a set of lines that mark the ongoing nature of the poem as an act of cognition (learning). Set off-centre … Continue reading

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Set and Setting: Cognitive Cogitations

A few generalizations… 5.32 Pedagogical situations are sensory. They are also interpersonal. Because they are sensory this makes even learning by oneself interpersonal. Egocentric speech is like a dialogue between the senses. In Vygotsky’s and Luria’s experiments, children placed in … Continue reading

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Play: Wonder, Delight, Choice

Like being open to randomness… Indeed, bringing play into a central role in a school entails creating a culture that values the core tenets of play: taking risks, making mistakes, exploring new ideas, and experiencing joy. […] what is emerging … Continue reading

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Four Skills

Remarks to Humanist stemming from a course about online learning http://dhhumanist.org/Archives/Virginia/v13/0246.html Namely a “translation” of the four literacy skills [reading, writing, speaking, listening] into four multimedia skills (i.e. more than applicable to verbal arts). I’ve manage to rename them thus: … Continue reading

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Connections, directions, corrections

Some one sent me a link to “The career advice I wish I had at 25” by Shane Rodgers. It seems to populate many management sites all over the World Wide Web. This is the one item on the list … Continue reading

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Documentation, Discussion, Doing

We begin with the material fluency and move to interpersonal collaboration for the pursuit of projects… Beyond working in small groups, a key feature of Reggio schools – and prime example of Multiple Intelligences (Gardner, 1983) – is the emphasis … Continue reading

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