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Emerging Models

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De-schooling ideas in an institutional context

We need schools like these in Canada. This seems a very important approach to foster and facilitate innovation and creation…. Source: Pourquoi j’ai créé une école où les enfants font ce qu’ils veulent. | Ramïn Farhangi | TEDxSaclay     Advertisements

Neuro-ergonomy as the next human right issue

Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.

Chapter 5: In Search of A Sensory Health Model (draft)

Time is timeless and knowledge priceless if you believe you are the breath of life versus the embodiment of life. – Cindy Blackstock Highly sensitive children are often healthy. Unfortunately, in our modern world, their ability to notice subtle changes in the environment can trigger major sensory stress. As we saw in chapter 4, the … Continue reading

Sabbatical Report

Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … Continue reading

Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education

May 7, 2013 — More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal educations, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications. via Live … Continue reading

A sensorial universal language?

It just occurred to me that sensorial intelligence could be the universal language Chomsky discussed. I have for years been opposed to the idea of a universal language, my opposition stemming from an understanding of language as existing within the mental structures of thoughts, informed by culture. From this lens, the idea of a universal … Continue reading

Sabbatical outcomes Part 1: New Media & Sensorial Literacy

The Emerging Mind: How relationships and the embodied brain shape who we are – YouTube

This is an incredibly coherent explanation  of what our mind is …. in the 21st century… The Emerging Mind: How relationships and the embodied brain shape who we are – YouTube.

Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer

Reblogged: Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer. Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer Posted on October 1, 2012 by ldecoursy This is re-posted from The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Christian Greer serves as program director for the Hive … Continue reading

How Awe Stops Your Clock: Scientific American

How Awe Stops Your Clock Excerpt from: via How Awe Stops Your Clock: Scientific American. The experience of vastness slows perception of time By Sarah Estes and Jesse Graham 14 inShare sunrise Would you look at that… Image: iStock/Sava Alexandru The Best Science Writing Online 2012 Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, … Continue reading