Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

La sagesse du chat

Pour Marc Augé, ethnologue et anthropologue, le moment est venu de s’interroger sur son âge en devenant l’ethnologue de sa propre vie. Il en résulte un livre plein de grâce sur cette expérience humaine essentielle à laquelle personne n’échappe. Un … Continue reading

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Turning to the Pedagogy of “Listening”

“Lecturing” pedagogy puts teachers’ lecturing at the core of education. Both knowledge and norms become the “goods” waiting to be transmitted to students. This pedagogy keeps a control based axiology and mirror-based epistemology. The “listening” pedagogy puts teachers’ listening and … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving – Students’ Skills In Tackling Real-Life Problems – PISA 2012

In modern societies, all of life isproblem solving. Changes in society, the environment, and in technology mean that the content of applicable knowledge evolves rapidly. Adapting, learning, daring to try out new things and always being ready to learn from … Continue reading

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Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

In recent years, postcolonial theory has emerged as the most influential scholarly explanation for the historical trajectory and social anatomy of the Global South. Its leading proponents—many of whom have become academic superstars—not only reject Enlightenment political and economic theories, … Continue reading

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Educational Neuroscience

Educational Neuroscience presents a series of readings from educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists that explore the latest findings in developmental cognitive neurosciences and their potential applications to education. Represents a new research area with direct relevance to current educational practices and … Continue reading

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

As Abbott sees it, the need for reflection has never been greater. Spurred by technological advances, “civilization is on the cusp of a metamorphosis,” he says, that will lead either to societal collapse and chaos, or to a resurgence of … Continue reading

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