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"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
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
Cathy Davidson argues that term papers and other university traditions have outgrown their relevance as benchmarks of academic achievement. "It's time to stop preparing students for a world that no longer exists....In "Now You See It," [Cathy] Davidson cites the elite Socratic system of questions and answers, the agrarian method of problem-solving and the apprenticeship program of imitating a mas
"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
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?
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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