Daily Archives: January 10, 2013

Living at the Border – between multiculturality, complexity and action research

The author looks into the phases of her personal experience in order to present the difficulties as well as the richness of ‘living at the border’ and of building bridges between different worlds. The prevailing Anglo-Saxon culture, above all in … Continue reading

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An Ecology of Workplace Learning

Lately I’ve been saying that you should cultivate learning in your organization as you might manage an ecological resource, like a forest, or any other complex system of high priority like your computer network or your budget. As if learning … Continue reading

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Habitus: A Sense of Place

“Habitus” is a concept developed by the late French sociologist, Pierre Bourdieu, as a ‘sense of one’s place … a sense of the other’s place’. It relates to our perceptions of the positions (or ‘place‘) of ourselves and other people … Continue reading

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Ancient Athens didn’t have politicians. Is there a lesson for us?

Few people realize that in ancient Athens – the original democracy from which modern democracies supposedly grew – no one was elected to be a representative. There were no public offices elected by the people. They just didn’t have politicians. … Continue reading

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O bem comum como maior valor social

Para Nilton Bonder, ir além da satisfação individual é grande desafio da humanidade, mas não será resolvido de forma indolor.  Nilton Bonder recorda que “as religiões já previam que esse modelo de poder individual é um modelo apocalíptico que, mais … Continue reading

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Trusteeship, Wisdom, and the Creative Future of Education?

What role does, and should, creativity play in education? What role can and should creativity play in designing the school of the future? This article explores the ascendance of creativity in education in the late 20th and early 21st century, … Continue reading

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Educational Life-Forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice

Book – This book takes the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and applies it to educational practice. To understand how and why to do this, David R Cole puts forward the notion of educational life-forms in this writing, which are moving … Continue reading

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Creativity in the classroom: schools of curious delight

The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors–to help teachers link research and theory regarding creativity to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I (chapters 1-4) includes information on theories of creativity, characteristics of … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

This interdisciplinary work presents an integration of theory and research on how children develop their thinking as they participate in cultural activity with the guidance and challenge of their caregivers and other companions. Consider the relation of guided participation and … Continue reading

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