Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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How a physicist is healing from trauma caused by math teaching

How a physicist is healing from trauma caused by math teaching | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
I remember a couple experiences that shaped my interaction with physics/math that I would like to let go of now. The first involved an undergraduate course on electricity and magnetism with Prof…
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The essential aspect of good teaching is it acknowledges that different learners learn in different ways. I just finished bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress, which draws on a similar theme.

Differences make a difference.
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The “One” Book… (1)

The “One” Book… (1) | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
This is the first of a series of posts that will explore the books that have shaped who we are, what we do and how we do it…
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The article presents and reviews three books for teachers.

The New Authority by Omer Haim examines a democratic way of teaching. Having just read bell hooks's Teaching to Transgress I find this a worthy and challenging way of teaching. The challenge is schools remain hierarchical institutions where teachers are treated in shabby ways.

Thinking in Education by Matthew Lipman is about critical thinking. Lipman draws on John Dewey, whereas bell hooks, drawing on Paulo Freire, argues for critical thinking in her critical pedagogy. I think of Dewey as a crticial theorist before his time.

Freedom to Learn by Carl Rogers underscores the essential nature of meaningfulness in teaching and learning. Again, this connects to John Dewey. What makes something meaningful is how we experience it in life.
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