Monthly Archives: November 2013

Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion

This book outlines the key issues involved in framing, designing, and implementing inclusion initiatives for organizations and groups. It offers ideas for helping individuals develop competencies for inclusion. It shows how to apply the practices of inclusion and provides a … Continue reading

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Rewiring Student Brains

James Zull’s book The Art of Changing the Brain contends that neuroscience can guide our teaching practice by revealing to us how our brains actually learn. I think his insight is reliable, and I’m particularly satisfied that he views the … Continue reading

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The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning

Neuroscience tells us that the products of the mind — thought, emotions, artistic creation — are the result of the interactions of the biological brain with our senses and the physical world: in short, that thinking and learning are the … Continue reading

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Rewiring the Classroom

In the last 5 chapters of his book The Art of Changing the Brain, Zull suggests the practical implications of neuroscience for the classroom, beginning with the use of sensory experience: Sense luscious: Using the power of the sensory brain … Continue reading

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A cuarenta años de la Autopoiesis

El alcance de éste se estudia en medicina, educación, f ilosof ía y psicología cognitiva. Maturana partió con la biología molecular, pasó al sistema nervioso y luego siguió con la biología del conocimiento y el lenguaje. Hoy, afirma que los … Continue reading

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Maximizing Facilitation Skills Using Principles of Complexity Science

At the heart of complexity science is a set of essential characteristics of complex adaptive systems that we can directly apply to organizations and our work as facilitators. It is always risky to take scientific principles developed in one context … Continue reading

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Advanced Facilitation Strategies: Tools and Techniques to Master Difficult Situations

From Ingrid Bens, the author of the best-selling book Facilitating with Ease!, comes the next-step resource for project leaders, managers, community leaders, teachers, and other facilitators who want to hone their skills in order to deal with complex situations.  Advanced … Continue reading

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Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages

Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of the world’s leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today’s global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood … Continue reading

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No hay infancia sin secretos

¿Por qué a muchos chicos se les ocurre jugar con la temática de la muerte?, pregunta el autor y, en el camino de buscar respuestas, advierte sobre la importancia de que un niño pueda jugar a las escondidas, ya que … Continue reading

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Estamos viviendo en una ideología del presente

Conversando con el antropólogo Marc Augé. En este ensayo, el autor francés pone la lupa sobre un mundo amputado por la creencia de que se vive en una especie de “presente perpetuo”. Augé señala que este fenómeno se debe a … Continue reading

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