Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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How Do New Critical Pedagogies Develop? Public Education, Social Change, and Landless Workers in Brazil

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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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Teacher Appreciation Story #3

Teacher Appreciation Story #3 | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The term “the art of teaching” has become popular lately. A tribute to the fact that we do more than break students into data points and apply remedies for the pieces we find missing.  The Craft of our profession sits in nice contrast to the science of pedagogy.  That ability to measure growth and learning…
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One yeare I had a very unruly and disruptive student. Honesty was a big issue. I met one of the parents and the question ftor me was "what would it be like to live in that home?" The parent almost hit the child at one point.

As teachers, we make rules and they make sense, at least on the surface. Paul Ricoeur's radical or deep hermeneutics (a form of critical hermeneutic theory) gives teachers opportunities to dig below the surface and ask questions. The art of teaching is not a superficial thing of student compliance.
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