Posts tagged "education"

What is “Critical Pedagogy”?

In an earlier post, I presented an overview of the literature on critical literacy and how it informs my perspectives on my work, research, and thinking. This was motivated by discussions in which colleagues and students indicate that they know/understand critical literacy, and then go on to equate it with critical evaluation. I think the…

Wisdom is Tolerance of Cognitive Dissonance

In our daily interactions, we often try to consider what elements combine to create real "wisdom." The challenge is that wisdom is what we call a mental construct. That is to say that it is something that exists only in our minds. Other constructs include motivation, creativity, and intelligence. Mental constructs are hard to consider, yet…

Stop Motion Movie Creation in Early Childhood Education

I frequently work with educators and students in early childhood education classrooms to identify meaningful ways to integrate technology into instruction. In this work I meet with the classroom teacher to better understand the content and objectives for the upcoming weeks. We think about the content first, and identify easy ways to embed technology use…

Letters in Support of the UNH Education Department

The following is a collection of the correspondence and letters of support submitted to the UNH President, Board of Directors, and Education Department. These letters were submitted in response to the proposed "phase out" of the Education Department all programs. No alterations have been made to the content with the exception formatting after the copy/paste…

Backyard Science – The Rocket Report

Last summer my neighbors spent some time building rockets, and launching them off with their children. What I appreciate the most about this is the willingness to work with children to show them how cool, easy, and fun science can be. I was also intrigued by the really cool use of technology in documenting the…