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  1. Jul 2023
      • Title
        • The strange case of the dead-but-not-dead Tibetan monks
      • Author
        • Robby Berman
      • Publication
      • Subject
        • The physiological study of Thukdam, the post death meditation of Tibetan Buddhism of monks who have died and display lack of decay (delayed decomposition) in the body many weeks after post mortem.
        • The study was headed by neuroscientist Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Healthy Minds.
        • Study Title
  2. Apr 2023
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  6. Dec 2021
    1. It’s not an accident or a misfortune that great-books pedagogy is an antibody in the “knowledge factory” of the research university, in other words. It was intended as an antibody. The disciplinary structure of the modern university came first; the great-books courses came after.

      It seems at odds to use Charles W. Eliot as an example here as his writings described by Cathy Davidson in The New Education indicates that Eliot was specifically attempting to create standards in education that are counter to Menand's argument here.

  7. Nov 2021
    1. Once it was not just okay but admirable that Chua and Rubenfeld had law-school students over to their house for gatherings. That moment has passed. So, too, has the time when a student could discuss her personal problems with her professor, or when an employee could gossip with his employer. Conversations between people who have different statuses—employer-employee, professor-student—can now focus only on professional matters, or strictly neutral topics. Anything sexual, even in an academic context—for example, a conversation about the laws of rape—is now risky.

      Is it simply the stratification of power and roles that is causing these problems? Is it that some of this has changed and that communication between people of different power levels is the difficulty in these cases?

      I have noticed a movement in pedagogy spaces that puts the teacher as a participant rather than as a leader thus erasing the power structures that previously existed. This exists within Cathy Davidson's The New Education where teachers indicate that they're learning as much as their students.

  8. Oct 2020
    1. Wiki Use that Increases Communication and Collaboration Motivation

      (Click on download full text to read.) Through a cooperative learning assignment, University students responded to a case study that implemented use of a Wiki. Results demonstrate that Wiki is an effective communication and collaboration tool (access, structure, versioning) for all individuals (introvert, extrovert). Recommendations and considerations for use in the learning environment were provided. 6/10

  9. Jan 2020
    1. Davidson appelle « action tout ce qu’un agent fait intentionnellement » (1982, p.5). Searle note qu’« il n’y a pas d’action sans intention » (1985, p. 105).

      importance de l'intention (corpus philosophique à l'appui)

  10. Apr 2016
  11. Mar 2016
    1. OER is only really OER (inasmuch as it depends on its openness) if it is a process, in movement, embedded in pedagogy, and deeply engaged in a reciprocal relationship with its users” (para 15)

      Process over product.

  12. Dec 2015
  13. Apr 2015
    1. For a long time, I’ve argued that the debate about privacy isn’t about privacy per se, but that it’s really about control. The first step is making people feel comfortable that they are in control of their data. The second step is building tools to help them monetize their own data.