I know it is been a long time between posts, but as John Lennon once said, “life is what happens when you’re busy making plans”. And I have been planning on getting back to blogging. Today’s post discusses a worrying trend currently underway in the United States. If you are not aware, then go to […]
In 2012 when it was suggested that I change my thesis topic to examine critical thinking, and more specifically in the domain I work in – the emergency services – I thought my supervisor was a bit, well… odd. Why examine something that everyone does? After all, everyone is a critical thinker, aren’t they? I […]
Hi, today I write about the fact that adult education exists outside the formal system, and the educational journey one takes, and how the educational industry fails to take heed of this. I take my leave from one of my favourite texts being Eduard Lindeman’s (1926) The Meaning of Adult Education. (It can be viewed […]
I posted this on my Facebook page and thought those who read my missives on this blog may like to contribute QUESTION OF THE MONTH: I await your commentary. I have been giving some considerable thought to the level of mental illness in young people lately. It seems that almost everyone I speak with either […]
I was scrolling through Facebook when I cam across this link on Sir Ken Robinson’s page. How can one ordain how someone can interpret and understand poetry? It is beyond sanity to tell how people how they should interpret a poem – isn’t it?
Just a short post for two reasons, one is to let those who follow know I haven’t disappeared, just swamped; the second because this is more a random thought rather than a structured argument. Has anyone else noted the growing amount of information, guidance, and advice for educators on how to engage with their students? […]
I thought this was an interesting read, and thought I would share. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/14/more-than-500-researchers-sign-nclb-letter-to-congress-stop-test-focused-reforms/