In my last post on 21st Century Skills, I made the rather polemical and irreverent claim that thoughtfulness “flies in the face of 21st Century Skills.” Needless to say, critiquing a framework in this way when it is often connected with “critical thinking skills” by both friend and foe, this statement requires a little explanation. [...]
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Times Out Of Joint In his 1935 essay “The Teacher and His World,” John Dewey wrote, The sum of the matter is that the times are out of joint, and that teachers cannot escape even if they would, some responsibility for a share in putting them right. While John Dewey may have been writing in [...]
Two related posts came across my RSS reader esthis morning, both written by scholars connected the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. David Weinberger writes about how a Google Image search for “Michelle Obama” brings up a clearly racist image as the first result in a post entitled When the crowd [...]
The exploration of meaning in education is something that is very near and dear to my heart, especially as we, as a culture, move further and further into the realm of things. I can’t say it much better than Dorothy in her most recent Cat and Girl comic strip: “Surrounded” I can’t get enough of [...]
I am making a big historical jump here (although not necessarily a philosophical or narrative jump), but I am now reading Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition, and found this paragraph in a section of the book where she lays out her distinctions between work and labor (concepts I will return to later): Viewed, however, in [...]