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Slipping backwards and forwards between narrative and metaphor

Introducing The ‘Warring with Words’ Project, Mike Hanne writes the following:

Interlinked though I suggest they are, narrative and metaphor frame our political thinking in somewhat different ways. 177 more words

Social And Political Contexts

The embodiment of agency

“Meaning is rooted in agency (the ability to act and choose), and agency depends on embodiment.”

~ Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee

Ref: p.12┬áSandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee (c2007) … 24 more words

Metaphors And Narratives Around Children And Learners

Play is like oxygen

“When we lack that feeling of lightness in what we do it should be taken as a warning sign. It should be as alarming as chest pain or shortness of breath when we climb stairs, a high blood sugar reading, [-p.150] or anemia. 173 more words

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How schools came to serve the state

Arguing for changes to the structure of ‘schooling’ we employ in countries like New Zealand and the USA, Peter Gray provides a┬áhistory of what we know as schools, beginning with an explanation of… 1,367 more words

Understanding Education

Societal violence and the treatment of children

I’m still taking notes from Peter Gray’s Free to Learn:

“…recently, research involving many types of societies has shown systematic relationships between a society’s structure and its treatment of children… 206 more words

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