Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

For those who are not familiar with the book, here is a Table * (click on it to enlarge) which briefly summarises some of the differences in the ways in which, according to McGilchrist, the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere view the world.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , he examines the ways in which the two hemispheres of the brain attend to the world, both attending to everything, but each attending differently. It is not hard to find similar reports pushing for more diversity in the curriculum.

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Iain McGilchrist also writes about the spaces between, but in a different context. It’s in the whole betweenness of the two poles and what that brings about at a wholly different level. Kochi Biennale 2019.

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Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

Each one of these terms define a very different type of Engaged Customer, so it’s important not to use them interchangeably. They have created an audience through their celebrity and are using that audience to push products they’re paid to push. . Short term Marketing oriented – The goal of a marketer working with an influencer is specifically to push a short term, product/service oriented agenda. Definitions are important. Language matters. .

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

A strong northwesterly breeze is pushing wind driven swell down the Strait of Georgia onto the southwestern shore of Bowen Island. I’ve lived on this island for more than 17 years and I long ago decided that there needs to be a different way to talk about seasons here.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools


So I asked about existing translations of terminology and got into a chat with Russian-speaking people doing a lot of translations of SDE materials and putting those ideas into practice locally in different forms. Choosing for a word that reverses the hierarchy, giving children more responsibility and the choices than to the adults and pushing adults into a serving position in relation to the kids (as a way to emphasise the need to get out of the current hierarchy).

2019 89

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

New Power operates differently, like a current. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know.

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