Monthly Archives: April 2005

HEH HEH

“We can never see things with the x-ray vision of Superman or the deductive brilliance of Dick Tracy, but we can sure as hell remember what it was like being stomped on by authorities, whether parents, cops or some terrifying … Continue reading

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I CONSTRUCT, YOU CONSTRUCT, WE ALL CONSTRUCT

Being a constructivist by (part of my acquired) nature, (okay…a “folk” constructivist!) I nonetheless am discrete about laying out this most commonsensical position in my work. After all, it’s a prejudice too. Because constructivist theory, models, and perspectives fit nicely … Continue reading

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NOVUS ORDO SECLOREM

We shall examine whether the perennial anxiety that accompanies imperial hegemony in the New World might be a compensatory gesture for the originary Ishmaelite fate of castoffs relentlessly clamoring for re-integration into the mainline genealogical history as the chosen people. … Continue reading

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PROXIMALICITIES

In the March ending blast I wandered around my own lightly held framing of that time, yesterday. My frame changes, adapts. Obviously learning can’t be criticized on its own terms because it doesn’t really present any of its own terms. … Continue reading

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ABSENCE

We don’t determine music, The music determines us; We only follow it To the end of our life: Then it goes on without us. Steve Lacy No doubt the genius player is shocking angels right now with single notes.

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YOU NEVER KNOW

My favorite web stimulation from last year, courtesy of edge.org. “WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?”

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SINGING TOGETHER

Steve Strogatz’s public lecture Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order, is a good introduction to material found in detail in his very fine book of the same title. His work interests me for its possible applications to the study … Continue reading

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A DIFFERENT TEACHER

A Prelude to the Manifesto for Education in the Age of Technology by Robin Martin December 1997 The first half of this manifesto is an attempt to come to terms with some of the not-so-positive trends emerging within technology and … Continue reading

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FEED ME MORE

We have come to this world to accept it, not merely to know it. We may become powerful by knowledge, but we attain fullness by sympathy. The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes … Continue reading

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CONSCIOUSNESS IS LEARNING?

Learning supposes no unified theory, and it remains mysterious to a large extent, as does the nature of experience itself. Theorists, practitioners, teachers, philosophers and psychologists hover about these two elephants of human nature unable to bring back a comprehensive … Continue reading

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