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How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?

Finland has been a top contender on every Program for International Student Assessment survey.The country built a comprehensive education structure designed to offer citizens free education with no dead ends.The inspiration for Finland's approach was American education research and philosophers such as John Dewey.Finland's education system enjoys a lot of buzz lately. It is considered one of the best education systems in the world. It routinely outperforms the United States in reading, science, ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Washington Post, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland, Universities, Social Change, Don, John Dewey, Dewey, Pasi Sahlberg


#3quotes from Dewey

One of the most valued books in my personal library was first published over a hundred years ago, in 1916. It's by John Dewey and is called Democracy and Education. One of the first things I learnt from reading Dewey, is that we don't teach subjects, we teach people. Dewey opposed the mechanistic methods of education that were prevalent in his day, proposing (then) radical solutions. His thoughts about the nature of education extend to what cannot be taught, but is learnt by experience:"There i...
Tags: Learning, Education, Democracy, Stem, Curriculum, Teachers, Schools, Pedagogy, eLearning, John Dewey, Dewey, Illich, Differentiation, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Learning By Doing


The Latest Front In Russian Infiltration: America’s Right-Wing Homeschooling Movement

Via Pat Hines, Think Progress: The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA — now America’s largest right-wing homeschooling association — has provided the Kremlin with a new avenu...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Ukraine, Military, United States, Moscow, Home Schooling, Lgbtq, Kremlin, St Petersburg, John Dewey, Horace Mann, Pat Hines, Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA, HSLDA


How will you educate future doctors?

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey I stood there in awe as I watched the trauma team leap into action as the patient was rolled into the trauma bay. “Crush injury,” they said. Vitals were terribly unstable, and the patient was decompensating quickly. The corner of the room shielded me somewhat from the organized chaos that ensued and also gave me a great vantage point from which to observe all. I saw the paramedics calling out vitals and current treat...
Tags: Health, Education, John Dewey, Medical School, Hospital-Based Medicine


Education, Societal Division and a Proposal

Überpost alert!   It is something I've been studying and thinking about since 1993, and writing about here for 15 years, so there will be a lot of internal links, external links, links to stuff that only exists because of the Internet Wayback Machine, etc. and a lot of stuff you've seen here before if you've been here very long. It's about a lot more than education, too, but it all starts there.Lets get on with it, shall we? "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been con...
Tags: Politics, England, New York, Guns, Education, France, Sacramento, America, Canada, United States, High School, New Zealand, Lincoln, Hitler, Delhi, New Delhi


Why we need virtue education

Why we need virtue education Since time immemorial, the Western tradition has considered true education to encompass not just instruction in a given subject matter but the cultivation of students’ virtue. Aristotle considered the acquisition of virtue to be a life’s goal which, if achieved, would result in the greatest happiness. The virtuous man, he wrote, “is his own best friend … whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy.” The bibli...
Tags: Religion, Charles Taylor, Aristotle, Virgil, Socrates, John Dewey, Josh Herring, Thales Academy, Robert L Luddy, Jacques Louis David The Death, Socrates Oil


Talking About Feelings

My work as a coach often involves encouraging clients and students to talk about their feelings--a process known to psychologists as affect labeling--in order to manage difficult emotions more effectively. Experience tells us that this is a useful practice, but why? How does talking about feelings make them easier to manage? Recent neuroscience research, including a substantial body of work by Matthew Lieberman of UCLA, has helped us to better understand the processes in the brain that contri...
Tags: Books, Leadership, Stanford, Communication, Neuroscience, Coaching, Ucla, John Dewey, Matthew Lieberman, Lieberman, Richard Davidson, Antonio Damasio, Edbatista, Self-Coaching, Touchy Feely, Paul Ekman


The Encyclopedia of Women Philosophers: A New Web Site Presents the Contributions of Women Philosophers, from Ancient to Modern

In a recent conversation with Julian Baggini on why there are so few women in academic philosophy, Mary Warnock notes that “of all the humanities departments in British universities, only philosophy departments have a mere 25% women members.” That number is even lower in the US. "Why should this be?" Warnock asks. She asserts that the problem may lie with the discipline itself. “I think that academic philosophy has become an extraordinarily inward-looking subject,” she says, “If you pick up a p...
Tags: Google, Gender, College, US, Chicago, Philosophy, Npr, Mary Wollstonecraft, Adam Smith, Facebook Twitter, Socrates, John Dewey, Dewey, Warnock, Julian Baggini, Josh Jones


Cuomo Pushes “Red Flag” Bill To Remove Guns From Homes Of “Troubled Students”

From a reader, NY Post: Teachers and school administrators would have the power to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students under a measure pushed Tuesday by Gov. Cuomo. Flanked at his Midtown office by teachers-union leaders Randi Weingarten and Michael Mulgrew and other anti-gun advocates, Cuomo said his “red flag” measure would make New York the first state in the nation to offer such empowerment to teachers. Christian school parents have heard and used the phrase e...
Tags: New York, Military, Gun Control, Midtown, Randi Weingarten, Cuomo, Ny Post, John Dewey, Horace Mann, Michael Mulgrew


Sending Political Messages

David Codrea: OK, so a picture of an AR-15 with the words “MOLON LABE!” is probably out. And even with Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald, chances are anything specifially Second Amendment-related would get the boot. Even though you and I might not find it “controversial,” the court was divided five to four in each case. Hell, let’s just stipulate all the lies and manipulation have succeeded in creating an unbridgeable gulf between those demanding citizen disarmament and those who be...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Military, McDonald, John Dewey, Dewey, Heller, David Codrea


What would John Dewey do about automation?

What would John Dewey do about automation? If you know the name John Dewey, you may associate him with the decline of American education. Many believe that the absence of intellectual rigor and the lack of responsibility in schools can be blamed on Dewey, who has been called the “father of progressive education.” It’s easy for conservatives to dismiss someone described as the “father” of anything progressive, but it may be worthwhile to reconsider John Dewe...
Tags: China, India, Religion, America, United States, University Of Chicago, Frank, John Dewey, Dewey, NC, Winston Brady, Laboratory School, Claremont High School Television, Heritage Office Flickr


friday’s finds 2017

Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on social media and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and to put what I’ve learned on a platform I control: this blog. Here are what I consider the best of Friday’s Finds for 2017. Quotes “Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.” —John Dewey (1916) “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.” —Assata Shakur, via @IamMzilikazi “The point of...
Tags: Facebook, US, Bbc, Capital, Vancouver, Ursula K Le Guin, Cuba, Richard, Taylor, Havana, eLearning, Jos, John Dewey, Assata Shakur, Friday's Finds, Buurtzorg


Opinion: This is the silent majority that just roared

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals withi...
Tags: News, Stories, John Dewey


Opinion: The silent majority just roared

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals withi...
Tags: News, Stories, John Dewey


The suburbs aren't the internet

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals withi...
Tags: News, Stories, John Dewey


Opinion: Social media won't win the suburban vote

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals withi...
Tags: News, Stories, John Dewey


Feedback That Gives Focus

I have harbored a lifelong dislike of feedback. I didn’t like it in sixth grade when a kid on the bus told me my brand new sneakers were “too bright.” And I didn’t like it when a senior executive heard my pitch for a digital project and said, “I hate this idea.” Turns out my sneakers were pretty bright, and my pitch wasn’t the best idea. Still, those experiences and many others like them didn’t help me learn to stop worrying and love the feedback process. We can’t avoid feedback. Processing ide...
Tags: Pbs, Don, Haley, John Dewey, Alex Haley, By, John Dewey Democracy and Education Here


Quote of the Day - Thomas Sowell Redux

In keeping with the previous post, this from Thomas Sowell's Townhall January 2013 piece, The Role of Educators:Schools were once thought of as places where a society's knowledge and experience were passed on to the younger generation. But, about a hundred years ago, Professor John Dewey of Columbia University came up with a very different conception of education -- one that has spread through American schools of education, and even influenced education in countries overseas.John Dewey saw the r...
Tags: Guns, Education, America, United States, Columbia University, Qotd, Soviet Union, Kevin, John Dewey, Thomas Sowell, Howard Zinn, Tough History Coming, What Agenda


Jeff Sessions On Asset Forfeiture

Via WRSA, this from Reason. Speaking at a National District Attorneys Association conference in Minneapolis Monday, Sessions said state and local law enforcement could expect changes from U.S. Attorneys in several areas: increased prosecution of gun crimes, immigration offenses, gang activity, and prescription drug abuse, as well as increased asset seizure by the federal government. “[W]e hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture—especially for drug traffickers,” Sessions said....
Tags: Minneapolis, Iraq, Religion, Afghanistan, Military, Tsa, John Dewey, WRSA, National District Attorneys Association, Nebuchadnezzar Between


When Kids Have Guns, Parents Aren’t Doing Their Jobs

Chicago Tribune: When a 12-year-old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault. The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his parents aren’t doing their job. There is so much about this situation that we do not know. We don’t know his mom and dad, and we certainly know nothing about their lives. We don’t know what ...
Tags: Religion, Military, Chicago Tribune, West Side, John Dewey, Lawndale, South Kostner Avenue


Educator Charles Abelmann named director of UChicago Laboratory Schools

Charles Abelmann, an educator who has led highly regarded independent and public schools and worked on international education at the World Bank, has been appointed director of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Since 2010, Abelmann has served as head of school at Barrie School in Silver Spring, Md., an independent school for students 18 months through grade 12. He has strengthened academic programs at Barrie, in part by ensuring coordination among divisions and promoting pedagogical...
Tags: Washington, Chicago, Colombia, University, World Bank, University Of Chicago, Mongolia, East Asia, HARRIS, Charlie, Duke University, John Dewey, Tobias, Indonesia China, Barrie, Silver Spring MD


Photo Flash: Oh, Boy! Go Inside Rehearsal with John Dewey, Hunter Foster and More for BCP & Kimmel Center's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

The cast of Buddy The Buddy Holly Story presented musical excerpts of the production,and the producers of the historic Bucks County Playhouse and Philadelphia's thriving Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts shared insight into their unique collaboration on the musical, which will come to both venues this spring and summer. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Philadelphia, Kimmel Center, BroadwayWorld, John Dewey, Bucks County Playhouse, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, BCP, Buddy Holly Story, BWW News Desk


As it turns out

So A is for April first off. It will take me a while to get started with the Index. For A is also for As it turns out. As it turns out, I have a bladder infection. No comment on that, just A argh. That woke me yesterday and I still feel like crap but a bit better, apple cider vinegar fasting day 2... A little set back and a lot of bitching. And A new stray. A real one, shows up yesterday. Hello. A is also for Art. That's a big one right? And even though I avoid the word, it needs to...
Tags: Crafts, John Dewey, Gathering, Index For A


WINNING CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT CONSULTANTS

Becoming a consultant is a great career choice for the right individual. The world of consulting offers many opportunities for success and flexibility. With the right personality and skillset, consultants can have the fulfilling life they’ve dreamed of while making their clients happy. Think you have what it takes to be a great consultant? Check out our list of some of the qualities we believe make the best consultants. With these attributes, you are sure to be a high-quality consultant. Goo...
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Teaching is an Art (John Dewey)

I’m re-reading John Dewey’s 1934 book Art as experience in connection with an article I’m writing. This passage, near the end (p. 347), jumped out at me: It is by way of communication that art becomes the incomparable organ of instruction, but the way is so remote from that usually associated with the idea of education, […]
Tags: Innovation, John Dewey, Everyday life, Creative performance


David Rockefeller, University trustee and descendent of UChicago’s philanthropic founder, 1915-2017

David Rockefeller, PhD’40, a prominent philanthropist, banking executive and University trustee whose grandfather, John D. Rockefeller Sr., was the philanthropic founder of the University of Chicago, died on March 20. He was 101. Rockefeller’s ties to the University spanned a lifetime, from touring Egypt and the Middle East as a teenager with distinguished University archaeologist James Henry Breasted to the endowment of a professorship in UChicago’s economics department, from which he received...
Tags: Asia, New York, France, New York City, America, Chicago, David, Harvard, University, United States, Egypt, Arkansas, Standard Oil, Nelson Rockefeller, Middle East, Chase


Daily Deals 02/15/17

US Daily Deals Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 40% Off on select PC Networking, Storage and Drives accessories, 64% Off on P90X2 by Beachbody and 52% Off on an EPIKGO SPORT Hoverboard – 8.5” Racing Wheels with a UL certified battery, “off-road” tires and headlights! The Audible Audiobook of the Day is The Hike ($12.99 Kindle, $2.95 Audible) by Drew Magary, narrated by Christopher Lane. With hikers in the family, I’m not sure I want to listen to this one; it’s bad enough, worrying if they ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, England, Romance, Cowboys, Fantasy, US, Kindle Books, Pbs, Time Travel, Einstein, Daily Deals, Corfu, Historical Fiction


An Introduction to Hegel’s Philosophy of History: The Road to Progress Runs First Through Dark Times

The question of whether or not genuine human progress is possible, or desirable, lies at the heart of many a radical post-Enlightenment philosophical project. More pessimistic philosophers have, unsurprisingly, doubted it. Arthur Schopenhauer, cast baleful suspicion on the idea. Danish Existentialist Soren Kierkegaard thought of collective progress toward a more enlightened state an unlikely prospect. One modern critic of progress, pessimistic English philosopher John Gray, writes in his...
Tags: Google, College, America, Harvard, Philosophy, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Steven Pinker, Napoleon, Alain De Botton, Marx, Boston University, Facebook Twitter, Hegel


TEPTH | The Exam Preparation & Testing House | Dubai, UAE

TEPTH | The Exam Preparation & Testing House | Dubai, UAE TEPTH derives its objective from John Dewey’s quote, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Being an experienced enterprise in the areas of education and exam preparation courses, TEPTH strives to offer students high quality services. We have been in the education industry for years now, catering to the contemporary competent educational requirements across the Arab World. TEPTH is a visionary organization that...
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Pragmatic Liberal Education Matters Now More Than Ever

I recently participated in a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the opening of Peking University's branch campus in the young, dynamic city of Shenzhen. PKU is a venerable institution considered to be at the pinnacle of higher learning in China, and in recent years it has been making great efforts to be recognized as one of the top research universities in the world. I was invited to speak because PKU-Shenzhen has decided to start an undergraduate liberal arts college and I've been making th...
Tags: Google, News, Washington Post, China, America, West, United States, New York Times, Pacific, Huffington Post, Shenzhen, Mao, Michael Roth, John Dewey, Dewey, Wesleyan University