Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Teachers as Interchangeable widgets.

Teachers as Interchangeable widgets. | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |
PLEASE SEND TO YOUR LOCAL FEDERAL CANDIDATE. Aussie Friends of Treehorn protecting school children from nasty excesses of the greedy and misguided Teachers as Interchangeable Widgets “They are just there to implement prefabricated knowledge.” “One of the world’s most influential education experts, Andreas Schiecher, has criticised the Australian Education System for falling behind global standards.” at the…
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When we begin to treat humans, whether teachers or students, it is a problem. I don't think this is unique to Australia. It is universal. When we order people, it does great harm and violence to who they are (see Biesta, Butler and Levinas).
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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

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This is hard to research, but a tentative conclusion would be to praise the character revealed rather than the actions. I think it is important to know the child and situations, but it makes a certain amount of sense.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:23 PM

Great linked-out presentation of research studies by NYT Sunday Review columnist Adam Grant.

Is this the model of research essay that we will be teaching in class after two more MLA updates?  ;-)

Ofelia Rita Casillas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:02 PM

Children imitate what you do,not what you preach!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:35 PM
The research cited can carry over into School, as well. Raising children is about the effort of the village. @ivon_ehd1