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  1. Jul 2019
    1. effective classroom geography, focus on the process, build accountability, let students teach one another, and encourage students to be in tune with one another.

      teacher taking a step back; reminds me of Deweyian philosophy

  2. Jan 2019
    1. new subjects of knowledge

      Melvil Dewey: "Guess I'll forget the base 10 number system and switch to hexadecimal."

      For real, she's proposing developing knowledge that is outside of Dewey's ordering system. It's like 150 years old; it's about time!

  3. Oct 2018
    1. there is little power, there is correspondingly little sense of positive responsibility.

      Can this be a response to trolls? When you have power of your domain.

    2. educative process is carried on in a predominantly democratic or non-democratic way becomes, therefore, a question of transcendent importance not only for education itself but for its final effect upon all the interests and activities of a society

      If we want a democratic society we need a democratic educational system. This requires in digital literacy folks to have their own domain.

    3. democratic way of living

      For Dewey democracy isn't a set of laws but a way of living.

    4. they will grow and be able to generate progressively the knowledge and wisdom needed to guide collective action

      Having a domain is collective action

  4. Jun 2018
    1. Madeline Hunter conceptualized the interplay of effective instructional practices with the theories of motivation, reinforcement and the transfer of learning in the 1980s. She understood the complexity of teaching and integrated research-based teaching practices and brain theories with schoolhouse practicalities. Her methodology was popularized to an extreme in the 80s and 90s and later berated because it seemed too repetitively mechanical and overdone. In the rush to reform, the clarity and directness of Dr. Hunter’s methodologies were set aside for newer trends, especially trends that de-emphasized the importance of the teacher and emphasized the perceived needs of the learner. Interestingly, the current political mandates for improving the achievement of all children in U.S. schools is returning Madeline Hunter’s instructional practices to the front of the classroom. In his 2011 book, Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, Mike Schmoker expounds on the values of Hunter’s methodologies.

      Hunter understood the complexity of teaching and integrated research based teaching practices. Her methods were set aside for newer trends but recently returned. (Compared to Dewey who liked clear and simple instruction that challenged children.)

    1. Dewey aimed to integrate the school with society, and the processes of learning with the actual problems of life, by a thoroughgoing application of the principles and practices of democracy

      Believed democracy was a form of social intelligence in which people respect one another, and rely on the teaching and guidance of a student's social life and interests.

    2. Socially desirable qualities could not be brought forth in the child by pouring a ready made curriculum into a passive vessel. They could be most easily and fully developed by guiding the normal motor activities, irrepressible inquisitiveness and outgoing energies of the child along the lines of their greatest interest.

      Teacher can assist the child to respond to social influences around him or her.

    3. Children were to get from the public school whatever was missing in their lives elsewhere that was essential for their balanced development as members of a democratic country.

      School life should be equivalent to home life.

  5. May 2018
    1. They are picked up—we know not how. From obscure sources and by unnoticed channels they insinuate themselves into acceptance and become unconsciously a part of our mental furnitur

      Cultural knowledge or folk knowledge as Campbell put it?

    2. It is marked by acceptance or rejection of something as reasonably probable or improbable.

      Even Dewey felt a critical stance was a specific type of thought. I believe this is essential in our networked world.

    3. successions of imaginative incidents and episodes which, having a certain coherence, hanging together on a continuous thread, lie between kaleidoscopic flights of fancy and considerations

      Chalk this up to another definition of the web by John Dewey

    4. Reflection involves not simply a sequence of ideas, but a consequence—a consecutive ordering in such a way that[Pg 3] each determines the next as its proper outcome, while each in turn leans back on its predecessors.

      This reminds me of Gee's circuit of reflective thought. or Kaku's Human consciousnes:

      involves the ability to create a model of the world and then simulate the model of the world in order to obtain a goal. Maybe reflection is consciousness. Can one be conscious and not be in a reflective state. Is that the primitive brain?

      Or when we are far down on Maslow's scale. Then again a hungry or shlterless person would reflect on that a lot.

      Maybe its just when automatcity must take over either due to skill or situation.

    5. Pg 2

      Three kinds of thinking:

      1. thinking is being conscious of a thing
      2. two we only think of things not present
      3. thinking is limited to evidence and testimony
    6. words that it is not easy to define just what we mean by them

      Defining things is hard.

    7. adopting as the end of endeavor that attitude of mind, that habit of thought, which we call scientific

      This sounds very much like disciplinary literacies to me. Also has the who dispositions focus is all the rage.

      Too bad we don't know much more about measuring dispositions now than we did 118 years ago. Go back to "multiplication of studies" not what Dewey meant but love the irony?

    8. Our schools are troubled with a multiplication of studies, each in turn having its own multiplication of materials and principles.

      Sound familiar?

  6. Jan 2018
    1. Otherwise, changes in the school institution and tradition will be looked at as the arbitrary inventions of particular teachers; at the worst transitory fads, and at the best merely improvements in certain details—and this is the plane upon which it is too customary to consider school changes.

      I think this quote serves as counterpoint to the Connected Learning and Research Agenda quote on Page 14 (Connected learning recognizes a tension... ... competition for scarce opportunities.) The tension that the Agenda describes is an incomplete implementation of connected learning that some may consider as a fad in the eyes of Dewey. Again, to make sure that the Agenda policy makers can implement the alternative connected learning pathways, policymakers must take on Dewey's broader social view that we must undertake the learning paradigms that enhance student learning...

    1. individualism offers a distorted vision of human freedom, genuine freedom is found in social cooperation, and true social freedom is impossible in a class society.

      These three visions are also present in his book Democracy and Education. In which, Dewey intertwined both concepts arguing that a democracy is impossible if people remain ignorant to their civic and societal duties. He argues that the education field must favor collaboration and modeling a true democracy.

  7. Aug 2017
    1. “Unless the mass of workers are to be blind cogs and pinions in the apparatus they employ, they must have some understanding of the physical and social facts behind and ahead of the material and appliances with which they are dealing.”

      John Dewey quote

  8. Apr 2017
    1. As educational theorist John Dewey established long ago, effective learning is experiential (Dewey, 1938) — and VR provides a direct method by which that can be realized.

      Whether or not the VR provides is fully experiential seems like a good topic for debate.

  9. Jul 2016