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Epistemology, Epistemological Shock, and Schooling: Part 1

| December 18, 2015

I want to elaborate on a discussion that followed a re-posting of call for university students to stop whining and suck it up when “scary new ideas that challenge your beliefs…” (supposedly by Larry Winget) are presented. In my re-posting, I said: Mary Catherine Bateson called this experiencing epistemological shock. I have felt that as […]

Media, Learning, Schooling, and What We Should Do

| December 9, 2015

Children are deeply in touch with what is happening in the world… much more than we might expect. Around 1990, I did a study that asked grade 5 children to describe life on Earth and the major issues we faced. Most of the children had a fairly extensive understanding of the issues we were facing […]