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what language wires in to us

Another very interesting interview with Moshe Feldenkrais:

When the brain comes into the world, it is fit to do only what any animal brain can do: it attends to breathing, to digestion, to the automatic processes of the body. 364 more words

Metaphors And Narratives Around Children And Learners

Narrative identity and politics

Explaining the narrative lens on politics, psychology and identity, Phillip L Hammack writes:

“narrative is a powerful rhetorical tool used far beyond the life stories of particular political candidates. 229 more words

Metaphors And Narratives Around Children And Learners

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 Sandra 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

Social And Political Contexts

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 history of what we know as schools, beginning with an explanation of… 1,367 more words

Understanding Education