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RePost: How to Solve Problems

In Cultural Literacy E.D. Hirsch discusses the importance of a wealth of shared background knowledge in teaching in learning. “The more you know, the more you can learn.” He argues that as you acquire information—even through simple memorization—you create frameworks, or “schemata”, for integrating future learning. The more schemata you...

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity 0

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity

I came to this book with high expectations. I was first introduced to Postman through a series of posts at Don’t Eat the Fruit called “Five Things We the Church Need to Know About Technology”, and shortly there after read The End of Education, which was one of the first...

No. 10: Renewing Minds 0

No. 10: Renewing Minds

This book, a required text for one of my classes, did not impress. Despite the glowing remarks on the cover, I didn’t find it particularly inspiring, enlightening, or forward thinking. There is definitely some valuable content, but most of it is simply a cobbling together of things said better by...

Creative Slumps and Education 0

Creative Slumps and Education

Sam Nielson, an artist at Disney Interactive, writes this about creative expression and art education: Based on things I’ve read and seen (ie. just a hyphothesis), I believe there’s a big dip in creativity as artists increase in learning.  I think this is one source of the common (but mistaken)...

The Power of Intellectual Curiosity 3

The Power of Intellectual Curiosity

I think the greatest gift God gave me is a love of learning. Most of the time I don’t even care what the subject is (though I do have my limits), I just want to know stuff about it. Where did curling come from? What’s a flashmob? What’s the origin...