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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

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As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.

 

Noam Chomsky

 

For the Learning {RE}imagined book and digital resource project being published later this year I interviewed Professor Noam Chomsky where we discussed the purpose of education, the role and impact of technology and the challenges of assessment with standardised tests.

 

I thought visitors to this blog would enjoy this 5 minute excerpt from my conversation with Noam where when asked about technology and its impact on learning he argues that:

 

“You have to know how to evaluate, interpret and understand. Let’s say, biology, again. The person who wins the Nobel Prize in biology is not the person who read the most journal articles and those notes on them. He’s a person who knew what to look for and cultivating that capacity to seek what’s significant, always willing to question whether you’re on the right track. That’s what education is going to be about whether it’s using computers and internet or pencil and paper or books”

 

 


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UK Philosophy Students: the druggiest of all! - Leiter Reports

UK Philosophy Students: the druggiest of all! - Leiter Reports | Philosophical Counseling | Scoop.it
This is a curious item (and not exactly a rigorous survey of student practices). (Thanks to Michael Richards for the pointer.)
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Philosophical Counselling

The Society for Philosophy in Practice website
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"Philosophical counsellors help people in distress or confusion to evaluate their worldviews and reorient their emotional dispositions, without applying diagnostic labels or imposing clinical treatment programmes."

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AUSKF - Kendo Study Guide

AUSKF - Kendo Study Guide | Philosophical Counseling | Scoop.it
Official Site of the All United States Kendo Federation
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One may consider it odd to include this site here, but I appreciate the philosophy behind Kendo, which can be found through this link.
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Table of Contents (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Winter 2012 Edition)

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A great online resource...

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The first R: why we need to teach philosophy in the classroom

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Far from a 'ridiculous pursuit', philosophy underpins reading, writing and arithmatic. It should be taught as a basic skill, says Emma Worley

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A Philosophical Counselling Website

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"Philosophical counselors know that the majority of people are quite capable of resolving most of their problems on a day-to-day basis either by themselves or with the help of significant others. It is when problems become too complex -- as, for example, when values seem to conflict, when facts appear contradictory, when reasoning about a problem becomes trapped within a circle, or when life seems unexpectedly meaningless -- that a trained philosopher can be of greater help than the average friend or family member."

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Online archive

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Excellent resource provided by the Society of Philosophy in Practice (SPP). This link will take you directly to archived Journals reviewing such topics as:

 

The Boundaries of Philosophy in Practice

Philosophical Practice - Us and Others

Applying Philosophy in Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life 

 

No special login required. Love it! You can also find an article by Dr. Raabe

Volume 9, Issue 1 January 2008 p. 33

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Personal Identity [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

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Personal Identity theory.

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Inkfish: Life Advice: Think More about Death

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Sensei Williams recommended this article. Basically it touches on how thinking of death may enhance the quality of ones life.

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