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Emergence and Inquiry in Education


Emergence and Inquiry in Education

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Special Education and Emergence

Special Education and Emergence

Brielle Stark,  June 19 2009

 

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Emergent Pedagogy: Approaching Education (an article)

Emergent Pedagogy: Approaching Education

Brielle Stark, June 19 2009

 

Background reading: "Emergent Pedagogy: Learning to Enjoy the Uncontrollable and Make it Productive" (pdf)

 

Subdivisions: Initial Thoughts; Daily Life; Necessities & Suggestions for Success; Examples of Techniques; Possible Obstacles; Conclusions and Questions

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The Evolution of Learning

I was perusing NYT and found this great article on the evolution of learning.  I found it very interesting with relation to Dr. Grobstein's Biology 202 course last spring for several of my webpapers.

www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/science/06dumb.html

 

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The Brothers Bloom: cons, and how to avoid them

Yep,  The Brothers Bloom is a con-man movie of sorts, and yep, it's (Roger Ebert) "lively at times ...lovely to look at, and the actors are persuasive ...

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Evolution of Myths, Memes, and Me

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Rorty, non-foundationalism, and story telling: possibilities and problems

A Conversation


Begun by Paul Grobstein and Bharath Vallabha starting with Paths to Story Telling as Life: Fellow Travelling with Richard Rorty.  Others are warmly invited to chime in in the forum area at the end.

Bharath, 12 May 2009
I read your post on Rorty and found it very interesting and thought provoking. One question it raises for me is:
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New Environmental Stories to Heed Biological Evolution

Tim Richards
Friday, May 15, 2009
Evolit Final Paper

New Environmental Stories to Heed Biological Evolution

Stories can conflict not just with one another, but also with the very biological processes that gave rise to them. Normally, in studying the theory or story of evolution, we focus on how it conflicts with other dominant cultural stories, especially with Christianity and its insistence that God created the world. This conflict is generally controversial enough to occupy the intellectual content of a course discussing the social aspects of the theory of evolution.

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The Problem of the Soul: Two VIsions of the Mind and How to Reconcile Them

The Problem of the Soul: Two Visions of the Mind and How to Reconcile Them

      Contrary to the book’s title about the reconciliation of viewpoints, the author, Owen Flanagan, attempts to defend the naturalistic, scientific view against the humanistic view, which argues that the mind is nonphysical and endowed by a higher being. Flanagan argues that we are “fully embodied creatures” (6) that have nervous systems that can give rise to minds, morals and self-identity. He posits that there is a physical, scientific explanation for everything and argues against the existence of God, free will and an unchanging soul that exists beyond death.  

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