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'Training in what the world of late antiquity and the Middle Ages called "the language arts," that is, in the modes of grammatical, rhetorical and logical inquiry essential to understanding written texts, in the modes of reasoning needed to make crucial distinctions and to formulate concise thought, and in the precise modes of expression necessary to ar
What are the real goals of teaching/learning? What defines a master teacher? A successful student experience? Here's a start...Now--teachers AND students-- add your own anecdotes, insights, questions, and challenges!!
What teaching/learning event changed your mind/life/outlook/direction?
A revolution in education is under way and it is starting in the most unlikely places.
The revolutionaries are not professional educators from famous universities, rather they are elementary school students, a growing number of intrepid teachers, and a handful of facilitators from widely diverse backgrounds. The goal of the revolution is the reconnection of young people with their own habitats a
"The disorder of ecosystems reflects a prior disorder of mind, making it a central concern to those institutions that purport to improve minds. In other words, the ecological crisis is in every way a crisis of education."

In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman describes how understanding the interplay of humans and the natural world demands vast knowledge and requires collaboration to navi
"GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapi
"Event based learning—replacing half or more of classes with mass workshop events (whether face to face or web, I think face to face is doable cheaply)—if woven with web interactive coaching sessions among students and among students with professors—make make a balanced delivery system. I imagine sites for classes, parties, speeches face to face in six cities, with faculty on-line available inter
Knowledge arises from the flesh — that intertwining of my body and the world, and my interactions with others. [Tuana 2001, 236]

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...the humanities profession has been slow to accept digital scholarship as a valid form of intellectual endeavor. Questions about labor, peer-review, and co-authorship often arise in academic departments’ attempts to evaluate digital research in the tenu
There is a debate today about whether educators respect or disdain youth. Cathy Davidson, author of Now You See It, takes a similar angle as our New Media faculty...check it out!
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