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WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

WHATEVER: How capitalism stops us from learning

The classic dilemma of mainstream liberal educational systems today is “how do you get students to care?” There are libraries...
October 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

UNLEARN: How unlearning makes us smarter

In his recent book Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way, Jason Siff discusses the concept of...
April 14, 2014 × 1 comment

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what’s the objective of learning?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what’s the objective of learning?

In recent years, postsecondary education has come under the watchful gaze of governments and public bodies looking to ensure that...
March 6, 2014 × 0 comments

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THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

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February 20, 2014 × 1 comment

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SERVICE LEARNING: Volunteer-based education in the community

SERVICE LEARNING: Volunteer-based education in the community

  Community engagement has become a buzz word for colleges and universities trying to find ways out of the ivory tower and...
December 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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PARENTAL PRESSURE: The effects of competition on learning

PARENTAL PRESSURE: The effects of competition on learning

Some researchers have found that competition can have “positive results” when used as a motivational technique in the classroom—meaning...
September 1, 2013 × 0 comments

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THE FAMILY BUSINESS: Child labour or learning while working?

THE FAMILY BUSINESS: Child labour or learning while working?

Many people are fond of the phrase “play is children’s work,” a notion attributable to Friedrich Froebel, the “inventor”...
June 30, 2013 × 0 comments

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REDEFINING SUCCESS: Remove the fear of failure to learn what’s important

REDEFINING SUCCESS: Remove the fear of failure to learn what’s important

School is said to have many purposes, including socialization and acculturation. (In reality, it’s mostly about being a place...
June 22, 2013 × 0 comments

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WHOSE LIVES ARE WE LIVING? Practicing helicopter parenting or facilitating life learning

WHOSE LIVES ARE WE LIVING? Practicing helicopter parenting or facilitating life learning

These are times of confusion and polarization regarding what sort of parenting children need. And life learning parents seem to...
May 24, 2013 × 0 comments