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The Classroom of Clarice

Analogical thinking is often clarifying for me.  You can tell me a theory and it goes right by me, but if you show that theory in motion, give me a story or a metaphor, some analogous way of seeing the theory, I usually catch it.  594 more words


Blended Learning – theory or instructional design?

Literature on online learning eulogizes distance education (or distributed learning) as a concrete affordance made available by way of trans-located communities mediated by real-time technologies. Much subject matter explores the potential for the MOOC (Massive Online Open Conference) to connect remote learners operating from globally dislocated places. 924 more words

Progressivism, Postmodernism and Republicanism: The Relevance of James Conant to Educational Theory Today

Progressivism, Postmodernism and Republicanism:

The Relevance of James Conant to Educational Theory Today

Burton Weltman

Recovering a long lost era in Republicanism

I am writing this preface during the spring of 2016 in the midst of the Presidential primary election season.  10,179 more words


John Locke's Theory On The Education Of The Young

In my Thirty-Seven, I wrote at length (Ch. 7, “A Program of Education”) on the educational views of the Renaissance humanist Paolo Vergerio.  His ideas stressed the importance of character and discipline as the foundations and prerequisites for intellectual study; not to master one’s desires, he knew, was fatal to any meaningful progress in education. 1,062 more words


Creativity in Education

Are we educating creativity out of our children? The curriculum is overloaded with content and teachers are loathe to be seen to be ‘wasting time’ doing craft or art when they could be doing far more important things like science or maths. 125 more words


Fear of Others Expectations

It is a human desire to please those we love.  It is also quite human to try and please those who have the power to enrich or empower us. 486 more words


Literacy in Context

“Literacy” in context…What does it mean now? What about now?

The opening chapter of “New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Social Learning” by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel concentrates mainly on this question as the authors explore the changing use of the term “literacy” over the past 50 or so years. 705 more words