Tag Archives: Pedagogy

Time, Transmission, Learning

Dear Friend, Thank you for the long view over the Montreal skyline into the landscape beyond. I, myself, tend to capture specimens in my own or “borrowed” gardens when out on walks. My long view is temporal. For some gardens … Continue reading

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Training & Turning

Gillian Parrish notes: “Communicate your exercises in an inviting tone that generates excitement so students want to take part in them. This is key.” https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/jedi-training-developing-habits-perception-disciplines/ Parrish observes A recent student’s final reflection captured the purpose of these seemingly small weekly … Continue reading

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Touching the Dyslexic Core

A Critique 16 Characteristics of Kinesthetic and Tactile Learners Overall this piece moves too quickly from observation (and description) to proposing techniques. It needs to dwell in the body in the world (read, observe) before moving on to report (describe) … Continue reading

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The Claims of Youth – The Claims on Youth

I once had a teacher who said that youth thinks it has a monopoly on sex. By his tone we knew that this claim was being challenged. This debunking nicely complements this bit from Natalia Cecire, a counter-claim about learning. … Continue reading

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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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