Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Hayek and Camus Walk Into a School – The Mission – Medium

Hayek and Camus Walk Into a School – The Mission – Medium | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
There are practically as many philosophies of education as there are schools in the United States. There are the Prusso-American schools of Horace Mann’s age, the public schools of the No Child Left…
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
F. A. Hayek made two essential points. First, school curriculum should not be centrally planned. Second, pedagogic humility and responsibility is vital for teachers as they are understood as autonomous professionals.

Albert Camus contributed the essential idea that each human being crafts meaning for their particular life as they explore the world, including school.

I think John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead would have agreed with them. Teachers are learners in these views.
 
Contemporary educators who subscribe to treating teachers as responsible and autonomouns professionals are William Pinar, Gert Biesta, and Maxine Greene.
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“This American carnage”: Trumplandia and the Ultimate Rise of “Careless People”

“This American carnage”: Trumplandia and the Ultimate Rise of “Careless People” | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Do an Internet search for "carnage" now and the first matches are from Trump's inauguration speech, in which he invoked "[t]his American carnage" to launch into his standard use of false claims to speak to his misinformed and misguided base. Setting aside whatever anyone may assume is Trump's intent—if "intent" even is applicable anymore—this use…
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Using fiction, such as the Great Gatsby, Camus' work, and Alice Walker's, is essential in teaching. Carefully and thoughtfully used we find other stories might exist.
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