Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Learning Is The Ultimate Disruption

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Teaching For Cultural Memory

Via Stephania Savva, Ph.D, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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It is; to the point we might be able to assess and grade it.
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James Baldwin On Teaching

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Former high school teacher Clint Smith has a a good – and short – essay in The New Yorker today headlined James Baldwin’s Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil. He talks about Baldwi…
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There are several links (one to the essay), a quote, and video. This is a worthwhile read and view in this time of turmoil.
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Freire Institute - Paulo Freire|| Critical Pedagogy

Freire Institute - Paulo Freire|| Critical Pedagogy | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Paulo Freire’s work has influenced people working in education, community development, community health and many other fields. Freire developed an approach to education that links the identification of issues to positive action for change and development. While Freire’s original work was in adult literacy, his approach leads us to think about how we can ‘read’ the society around us.

For Freire, the educational process is never neutral. People can be passive recipients of knowledge — whatever the content — or they can engage in a ‘problem-posing’ approach in which they become active participants. As part of this approach, it is essential that people link knowledge to action so that they actively work to change their societies at a local level and beyond.

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Critical Pedagogy: How to respond to ‘future-focused’ discourse

Critical Pedagogy: How to respond to ‘future-focused’ discourse | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“So it was an instrument of radical change, that’s what they thought it was. And then around about the middle of the 1980s …this computer got into the hands of school administrations an…
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I remember a conversation with a young teacher. She told me they had used Paulo Freire in an undergrad class. It was not about critical pedagogy, but inquiry-based learning. The list of names i.e. Henry Giroux, bell hooks, Patti Lather, etc. is not about inquiry-based learning. Critical pedagogy is a continuous moral project to develop an awareness of social justice and freedom.

I was intrigued by the Seymour Papert and Paulo Freire quote. I had not considered the former a critical theorist.
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How Do New Critical Pedagogies Develop? Public Education, Social Change, and Landless Workers in Brazil

How Do New Critical Pedagogies Develop? Public Education, Social Change, and Landless Workers in Brazil | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
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"The article argues that this social movement participation is appropriate if activists can mobilize parents, students, teachers, and other community members to implement this vision through a collective process of participatory governance."

This case study was completed in Brazil the home of Paulo Freire's critical pedagogy.
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