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Week 15: Reflecting on practice

A fellow trainee asked me recently:

“What are you writing your blog for?”

It’s a good question, and one which I have several answers for:

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On Learning

My epiphany, when it came, did not take place at an araby but in the more prosaic confines of a college townhouse. I was 21, a senior, and in my final semester when, one day at the dining room table I realized that, in a few short months, I could be free of classrooms for the first time in my conscious life. 658 more words

American Education

Jangan Kapitalisasi Ibuku!

Hari Ibu tahun ini tidak ada beda dengan hari serupa di tahun-tahun lalu. Atau mungkin, di tahun-tahun depan, peringatan Hari Ibu tak jauh berbeda. Saya sendiri masih bertanya, apakah harus untuk mengingat jasa ibu, saya harus menunggu 22 Desember? 1,459 more words

Defining Power

Power is energy focused through human action to attempt to achieve control:

Control is the effort to attain assurance:

Assurance that my Will be done. That the results of wielding power will get me what I want. 112 more words


"Partout où quelque chose ne va pas, quelque chose est trop gros"

Ce qui caractérise tout dogme est son incapacité, voire son interdit, à s’interroger sur ses fondements. Dans le monde moderne, qui ne raisonne plus que par le Nombre, est-il étonnant que la question de la taille (taille optimale, taille limite, taille néfaste…) ne soit jamais formulée, alors que cela fut constamment le cas dans le passé de l’humanité. 2,574 more words

Ivan Illich: Deschooling Society (1971)


Deschooling Society (1971) is a critical discourse on education as practised in modern economies. It is a book that brought Ivan Illich to public attention. 443 more words