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Tuesday night is Philosophy night

Last Tuesday, AF35 was home to West Yorkshire’s branch of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB). I hadn’t had much reason to be on campus this week and despite the bitter wind and rain, was excited to hear a paper given by my supervisor. 836 more words


My Technology Philosophy of Education

I went into teaching to make a difference in students’ lives. There are a lot of ways I try to accomplish this, the main one being technology. 1,877 more words


What's my job? My principles of education

Only the educated are free. – Epictetus

It sounds trite, and a little idealistic, as do so many platitudes about education. But increasingly, it’s true. As higher education becomes ever more accessible, and Australia transitions to a knowledge economy, only the educated are going to have the freedom to make choices about their career, whether to buy a home, where to travel, and all the other wondrous things we associate with having “the good life”.

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Today in schools, a great deal of time in traditional classrooms is spent gathering information (taking notes) rather than processing the information and assimilating it (Newman & Newman , 2012).  739 more words

Media In The Classroom

The Downside to Meritocracy

Whether or not meritocracy is a reality in the United States is not what I would like to comment on (although I think most people would argue that our socioeconomic hierarchy is not entirely founded on merit). 334 more words

Failing Schools

My Philosophy of Education

After taking the Educational Philosophy test found in http://highered.mcgrawhill.com/sites/dl/free/0073525901/419185/sad25901_ch08.pdf., I have learned quite a lot about my own philosophical beliefs, as to where I stand and as to how I ought to teach. 659 more words

EDS 101