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WAD #17 : Autonomy

from αὐτο- auto- “self” and νόμος nomos, “law” = when combined understood to mean “one who gives oneself one’s own law” >>  is a concept found in moral, political, and bioethical philosophy.

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Are You Self-Directed?

If you graduated from university in the 20th century, you probably have a hard time with this. Why? Because throughout your academic career, you were the opposite — others directed and monitored your learning. 140 more words


Educational Malpractice - The Child Manufacturing Process

“Asking kids to meet target on standardized tests is like making them meet a sales quota. Our kids are not commodities.” ~K.L. Nielson 

In many nations around the world there is a struggle currently going on between two very different paradigms for educating children. 1,286 more words

Creative Systems Thinking

Self-direction and the adult learner

Living through the death of four teens was the hardest thing I had to do.  I’m still getting over it.  However, even though I could not continue teaching, I continued with my love of learning and teaching by working for a literacy non-profit. 516 more words


Whose Shoes Are You Wearing?

Most of us are familiar with the sayings, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” and “big shoes to fill.” The idea of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes urges us to develop understanding for another person’s perspective, while having big shoes to fill refers to the expectation that we live up to a standard set by another. 466 more words

Personal Growth

Improving adolescent social competence

Pendry, P., et al. (2014). Improving Adolescent Social Competence and Behavior: A Randomized Trial of an 11-Week Equine Facilitated Learning Prevention Program. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 237 more words

Equine-assisted Learning (EAL)

Do you wanna try for fifty ?

I have been trying to imagine how technology and teaching will look in 50 years.

Go to my LEARNING SPACE OF THE FUTURE  to see what I came up with.

Classroom Technology