Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education

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I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place. Knowledge is not the same as morality, but we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and … Read More

Feel-Bad Education

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I call it the Listerine theory of education, based on a famous ad campaign that sought to sell this particular brand of mouthwash on the theory that if it tasted vile, it obviously had to work well. The converse proposition, that anything appealing is likely to be ineffective, is not limited to the realm of schooling. Just as efforts to … Read More

Design Innovation and Innovation Ecotones.pdf (application/pdf Object)

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While mangroves, themselves, are the dominant, or keystone species, of the tropical estuarine ecotone, their rhizomic root system is also analogous to the entire ecotonal ecosystem itself. It negotiates the air/water interface as a third thing. From Carl Jung, to Deleuze and Guattari, to authors of hypertext, rhizomic systems have fascinated so many because they replace hierarchical constructs with an … Read More

A-level students hand in teacher for cheating – Telegraph

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The English students at Woodhouse High School in Tamworth, Staffs., submitted their 2,000 word Shakespeare assessments earlier this month. It is alleged the teacher, who has not been identified, re-wrote some answers and forged signatures so that they earned better marks. However, pupils complained to the headmaster that it was not their work and the teacher has been suspended while … Read More

The Answer Sheet – Willingham: Student "Learning Styles" Theory Is Bunk

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Some learn best by looking (visual learners), some by listening (auditory learners), and some by manipulating things (kinesthetic learners). According to the theory, if we know what sort of a learner a child is, we can optimize his or her learning by presenting material the way that they like. The prediction is straightforward: Kids learn better when they are taught … Read More

The Answer Sheet – Willingham: Student “Learning Styles” Theory Is Bunk

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Some learn best by looking (visual learners), some by listening (auditory learners), and some by manipulating things (kinesthetic learners). According to the theory, if we know what sort of a learner a child is, we can optimize his or her learning by presenting material the way that they like. The prediction is straightforward: Kids learn better when they are taught … Read More