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    Sheila Kennedy, an IUPUI professor, writes an almost daily blog on varying topics and asks for commentary. Today she was noting Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

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An Educator's Reflection on "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis

It was the subtitle of the book that first caught my attention: “How education informs man’s sense of morality.” If education is about shaping every aspect of the individual, then there must be some sense in which the learning experience helps to prevent a moral compass from achieving a haphazard formation, which may or may not be useful after graduation. 863 more words


John Samuel Tieman: A Civics Lesson

Freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge.  — Benjamin Rush

When I taught high school, I once caught a boy scribbling anti-Semitic graffiti on a desk. 931 more words

Social Justice

Teaching Reflection with Dewey in Mind

Thanks to Marios for providing a really useful summary of our first Reflections Seminar Series workshop on Dewey. Elizabeth Staddon has the unique ability to make complex and rather philosophical ideas understandable. 1,676 more words


John Dewey and Walt Whitman on Democracy

“Democracy,” Dewey said, “is neither a form of government nor a social expediency, but a metaphysic of the relation of man and his experience in nature.” For both Whitman and Dewey, the terms “America” and ..

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Notes On History

Reading and Discussing Dewey at Birmingham

On Friday 18 November we had the first of our seminar series on reflection. The first seminar appropriately picked on the work of American philosopher and educationalist John Dewey. 755 more words

Reading Group

Thursday Thoughts: John Dewey on what makes bad art

“We derive the impression that the artist is trying to regulate by conscious intent the nature of the emotion aroused. We are irritated by a feeling that he is manipulating materials to secure an effect decided upon in advance.

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