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Is 'understanding' a thing?

We hear a lot about ‘understanding’ in education: it is a common curriculum and assessment term, particularly in ‘generic’ models such as Bloom’s Taxonomy. It is very common for people to talk about ‘conceptual understanding’ in a wide range of subjects: in history education the idea of unpacking ‘conceptual understanding’ has been… 1,388 more words

Philosophy Of Education

The Ramblings of an old lady!

July 30, 2015

Yesterday, I spent the entire afternoon on the computer and the phone doing some research about how to get a doctorate degree. Yes, at 71, I am considering a doctorate! 247 more words

Take Us to Your Leader: Leadership Styles

One section of the first module of Respect in Sport, deals with the four leadership styles. As I worked through the module, I was aware of how useful this would be, not only for coaches, but for parents and educators. 1,834 more words


The Problem with Catholic Schools

I just went to a Young Catholic Professionals event in Denver, and at these events there are usually sponsors who set up tables to advertise their ministries. 726 more words


Notes for a project on Education

In The Republic, Plato puts the dyad of work and education at the heart of social life. The principal of efficiency in work provides the division of labour, and the question of social renewal turns that division into the question of education. 404 more words

Political Philosophy

Why does truth matter in teaching?

Consider the following propositions, all of which are ones that pupils in school are likely to encounter in their futures:

(1) Homeopathy is an effective treatment for a range of illnesses… 850 more words

Philosophy Of Education

"Only remembered" by what we have done

Our colleague Mr Jeremy Harmer closed the LABCI Conference in our beautiful Montevideo today at noon. He spoke about how difficult and how important it is to end something in a proper manner, and he was not referring to the protocol but to the way one needs to finish things so as to be fulfilled by joy and peace. 351 more words

Philosophy Of Education & Pedagogy