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Child and wild animal - food for thought

“During nearly all the history of our species man has lived in association with large, often terrifying, but always exciting animals. Models of the survivors, toy elephants, giraffes and pandas, are an integral part of contemporary childhood. 145 more words

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How many today live in a language that is not their own? 

“How many today live in a language that is not their own? Or no longer, or not yet, even know their own and know poorly the major language that they are forced to serve? 154 more words

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On aggression

I just read a very interesting article about aggression. In it, William M Bukowski and Maurissa Abecassis consider how aggression and adaptation are inter-related. In it, there are a couple of minor points that would merit more critical discussion, but I really enjoyed this essay. 614 more words

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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

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