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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.
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Mitra's idea is the perfect companion for p4c. Like Lipman's caravan I'd imagine P4C caravans driving around even the most remote areas with teaching materials on board and the best possible wireless Internet connection to create COIs and train teachers wherever needed ( and of course a person who pays for the whole project-->if that kind of person is reading this contact me at arthur(at)bimh.org ).

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Wittgenstein, The Mezzanine, and a Philosophy of Jokes

Wittgenstein, The Mezzanine, and a Philosophy of Jokes | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Introduction According to Norman Malcolm's memoir, “Wittgenstein once said that a serious and philosophical work could be written that would consist entirely of jokes (without being facetious).”[1]...
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iPad Apps! | KidsThinkAboutIt! Philosophy for Kids, Books, Apps & Teacher Resources

iPad Apps! | KidsThinkAboutIt! Philosophy for Kids, Books, Apps & Teacher Resources | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
ThinkAboutIt: Philosophy for Kids and According to Phil on iPad apps. Interactive, fun, education and available on iTunes.
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Spoken-word fireworks | TED Playlists | TED

Spoken-word fireworks | TED Playlists | TED | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.
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Spoken word poems to empower children.

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What is it like to be a woman in philosophy?

What is it like to be a woman in philosophy? | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
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Also check the following:

http://chronicle.com/article/Men-Dominate-Philosophy-and/135306/

 

http://www.swipuk.org/notices/2011-09-08/

(here you can also find a report on women in philosophy in the UK)

 

You can also access the report directly by going here https://docs.google.com/file/d/1iaH1ZZ7UW24murfuMqFdJCo3_SM2SO9NrF_Q0O4E7z6SdLyqdymxEtstdBBF/edit?usp=sharing 

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Women in philosophy

Jennifer Saul on the psychological biases adversely affecting philosophy – and what we can do about it. In the UK, women are 46% of undergraduate students in philosophy, but only 24% of permanent s...
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see also beingawomaninphilosophy.wordpress.com

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Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Kay Nielsen’s Stunning 1914 Scandinavian Fairy Tale Illustrations | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

As a lover of illustrated fairy tales and having just returned from Sweden, I was delighted to discover, thanks to the relentlessly wonderful 50 Watts, East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North (public library; public domain) — a collection of Scandinavian fairy tales, illustrated by Danish artist Kay Rasmus Nielsen (1886-1957), whose work you might recall from the all-time greatest illustrations of Brothers Grimm and the fantastic visual history of Arabian Nights. Originally published in 1914, this magnificent tome of 15 stories was recently reissued by Calla Editions, the same Dover imprint that revived Harry Clarke’s magnificent illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe, and features 25 color illustrations, along with a slew of black-and-white ones, in Nielsen’s singular style of haunting whimsy.

 

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Great stimulus material for a P4C class these illustrations will excite young and slightly less young minds. Concepts that might be picked up are for example, dreams, love, loneliness, beauty and frienship.

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Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution

Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Since the dawn of recorded history, humanity has been turning to the visual realm as a sensemaking tool for the world and our place in it, mapping and visualizing everything from the body to the brain to the universe toinformation itself. Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution (public library) catalogs 230 tree-like branching diagrams, culled from 450 years of mankind’s visual curiosity about the living world and our quest to understand the complex ecosystem we share with other organisms, from bacteria to birds, microbes to mammals.

 
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Interesting links with complexity thinking. Also check the link below for more on knowledge networks and connectivity.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/16/manuel-lima-the-power-of-networks/ ;

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Primary Ethics : Home

Primary Ethics : Home | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

"Primary Ethics exists to develop and deliver philosophical ethics education for children who do not attend scripture classes in urban, regional and rural schools. We will develop an engaging, age-appropriate curriculum and the accompanying learning and teaching materials, for primary school children (K-6) in New South Wales and will deliver it to these children free of charge via a network of specially trained and vetted volunteers."

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Teach philosophy in our schools

Launched in 2011 this campaign in the UK aims to get philosophy into schools. Signed by prominent figures the letter says that "there is a growing body of evidence that philosophy can be of huge importance in opening up young minds"

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Complexity Explorer

Complexity Explorer | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

In this eleven-week course you'll learn about the tools used by scientists to understand complex systems. The topics you'll learn about include dynamics, chaos, fractals, information theory, self-organization, agent-based modeling, and networks. You’ll also get a sense of how these topics fit together to help explain how complexity arises and evolves in nature, society, and technology.

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Henry Giroux: The Necessity of Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times

Henry Giroux: The Necessity of Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Truthout's own Henry Giroux discusses pedagogy and the status of education today.
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"...critical pedagogy emerged out of long series of educational struggles that extend from the work of Paulo Freire in Brazil to the work on critical pedagogy advanced by myself and Roger Simon, David Livingstone, and later Joe Kincheloe in the 1970s and 1980s. Critical pedagogy is a movement and an ongoing struggle taking place in a number of different social formations and places."

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P4C in Ås: Presentation by James Nottingham

Slides used on 24th April with the P4C practitioners of Ås
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Introduction to P4C and philosophy in general.

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• Série documentaire

• Série documentaire | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
La série documentaire Des enfants philosophent Depuis septembre 2004, Canal Savoir diffuse une série documentaire Des enfants philosophent. Comprenant 13 émissions de 27 minutes, cette série présen...
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The Finland Phenomenon 1 of 4

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Why the education system Finland is frequently ranked number 1 by the UN and other international organizations.

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BBC Two - What Makes Me, Me? And Other Interesting Questions - Clips

BBC Two - What Makes Me, Me? And Other Interesting Questions  - Clips | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Fun and engaging short films exploring fundamental philosophical concepts.
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Great material!

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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On Blame and English Speakers
"... in English, we’ll often say that someone broke a vase even if it was an accident, but Spanish and Japanese speakers tend to say that the vase broke itself. Boroditsky describes a study by her student Caitlin Fausey in which English speakers were much more likely to remember who accidentally popped balloons, broke eggs, or spilled drinks in a video than Spanish or Japanese speakers. (Guilt alert!) Not only that, but there’s a correlation between a focus on agents in English and our criminal-justice bent toward punishing transgressors rather than restituting victims, Boroditsky argues."

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“THE GOOD LIFE” Focus Showcase 2013 | Campfire

“THE GOOD LIFE” Focus Showcase 2013 | Campfire | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

In this focused study of five films, Dr Janette Poulton provides a teaching unit to study the philosophy of the Good Life, exploring what it means to live well. Dr Poulton is the Education & Innovations Officer of VAPS, President of FAPSA and Secretary of ICPIC.

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Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers (Hardback) - Routledge

Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers (Hardback) - Routledge | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
All of us ponder the big and enduring human questions—Who am I? Am I free? What should I do? What is good? Is there justice? Is life meaningful?—but this kind of philosophical interrogation is rarely carefully explored or even taken...
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Great to see Routledge take this up. Unfortunately overpriced at US$125. Hope the price will go down soon.

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Richard Feynman - Ode To A Flower

From the BBC Interview for Horizon 'The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/broadband/archive/feynman/) Animated…
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Complexity & COI--> Use Feynman's perspective when looking at a COI. 

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Philosophy for Children | Sligo School Project

Philosophy for Children | Sligo School Project | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

P4C project in Sligo, Ireland with Dr. Tony Partridge.

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EDtalks | EDtalks

EDtalks | EDtalks | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Interviews, discussions, presentations, thought leaders, innovative educators & inspirational learners

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TED-like forum with a focus on education.

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Center for Childhood Creativity and UCSF Laboratory for Educational ... - PR Web (press release)

Center for Childhood Creativity and UCSF Laboratory for Educational ... - PR Web (press release) | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

The Center for Childhood Creativity and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience have formed a new partnership to collaborate on solutions for the growing deficit in creative thinking.

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“Studies have shown that creativity is declining at an alarming rate, particularly among very young children -- which is the most crucial stage for core creativity skills and brain development."

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James Nottingham: P4C Level 2, Southwark

Slides used on Fri 6th and Sat 7th July for Day 3 and 4 of P4C Level 2 course, Southwark
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Similar to the other presentation by James Nottingham.

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