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Brain, Education, and Inquiry - Fall, 2010: Session 11A

Brain, Education, and Inquiry

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 11A

Facilitated simonec, kwarlizzzie, eledford

The importance of creativity in the classroom

 

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Learning about and from Babies

 

    Learning about and from Babies


What do babies know and how do they learn:

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Legitimacy: the role and power of language in education

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main
 – John Donne
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others
 – George Orwell, Animal Farm.
       In this class and some of my other classes across many disciplines, we have had several discussions whose aims were to impress upon us the truth of John Donne’s assertion that “no man is an island,” that we do not exist in a vacuum.  Especially in this class, we are discovering that even within ourselves, we are not an Island, so to speak. Inside the brain, where the seat of our persons and our cognitive functions reside, we find that the way we perceive the world is an ongoing interaction between compartments of the brain that we have termed the “storyteller” and the “cognitive unconscious” (Grobstein). In addition, we are discovering that more than one ‘person’ exists within ourselves – we are a conglomerate of multiple personalities, each with their own distinct character.

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Brain, Education, and Inquiry - Fall, 2010: Session 6

Brain, Education, and Inquiry

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 6

 

Class is itself an experiment in a particular form of education: co-constructive inquiry

Learning by interacting, sharing observations and understandings to create, individually and collectively, new understandings and new questions that motivate new observations

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