The Aim of Liberal Education is Human Excellence…

The aim of liberal education is human excellence…It regards man as an end, not as a means; and it regards the ends of life, and not the means to it. For this reason it is the education of free men. Other types of education or training treat men as means to some other end, or … Continue reading The Aim of Liberal Education is Human Excellence…

The Abolition of Man – Part 1

Some of you might have read Parker Palmer's "The Courage To Teach" throughout your coursework. I did a review of that book in one of my classes and it raised a question about the difference between telling students the answer and having them discover it. Some teachers believe it is their responsibility to inform students … Continue reading The Abolition of Man – Part 1

Open Source Learning Tools

This TED talk by Richard Baraniuk outlines an idea of a "knowledge ecosystem" in which users become contributors and producers. Create, Mix, Rip, Burn - basically build upon the ideas of others to make learning bigger, more accessible, culturalized, and personalized. Click here to visit http://openstaxcollege.org where this process began and continues to grow.  

Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Why do we try to differentiate adult education from child education? What if we flipped it around and tried to discover what was different in the child’s experience of learning? Would we simply accept the idea that children are less self-directed, or would we incorporate self-direction into their learning experience so they could become better learners? Would we … Continue reading Andragogy vs Pedagogy

Andragogy and Cultural Competency

This post was first published at http://www.listenlovelead.com/discovering-mendota-blog. Please click the link for additional articles. In an increasingly diverse learning environment, cultural competence may be considered to be an essential tool of the lifelong learner. The ability to navigate a varying landscapes of perspectives and approaches to knowledge, problem solving and relationships is vital for the … Continue reading Andragogy and Cultural Competency