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This slide deck is in response to an end-of-semester assignment for EDUC 7008 at University of Minnesota Duluth, Spring 2012.

This slide deck is in response to an end-of-semester assignment for EDUC 7008 at University of Minnesota Duluth, Spring 2012.

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    Meditation on Brains Meditation on Brains Presentation Transcript

    • a meditation on BRAINS
    • and their magnificent powers!
    • Learners have BRAINS
    • Learners are inherently...
    • Curious,Absorbent, & immersed in the context of their individual, everyday lives.
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    • LOUD
    • complex
    • and sponsoredby ads.
    • Learners are inherently...
    • in search of
    • Meaning, Balance, &
    • Self Actualization g Esteem   Belonging   Safety   Physiological/Survival   Abraham Maslow, 1908 - 1970
    • The point of learning is tobecome different. Alison BridgesFictional Character in Bridges To Autonomy: Paradoxes in Teaching and Learning by Matthew R. Silliman and David Kenneth Johnson
    • (that is, yourunderstanding of yourSelf in the world, notyour self’s Essence,which is fine and goodas is)
    • Teaching takes BRAINS
    • Teaching is inherently...
    • •  a weighty and political responsibility•  a thoughtful, supportive activity•  a self-actualizing process
    • ... all at once! ...
    • People learn from people they love. David BrooksAmerican Journalist
    • Assessment of BRAINS
    • Assessment should be...
    • 360Connective Relational
    • transparent
    • MOTIVATIONAL! (not punitive or judgy) a Judgy is not productive.
    • Assessment should be...
    • Supportive,Adaptive, To assist both learner and teacher along their paths to self actualization.Adaptable
    • Pathwalker, there is no path.You must make the path as you go. Antonio Machada Spanish Poet
    • Our BRAINS useknowledge to make our paths
    • Knowledge that is worthwhile...
    • Helps us discover our true selves,
    • Reveals our true callings,
    • i.e., knowledge helps us gget here Esteem   Belonging   Safety   Physiological/Survival  
    • People up here
    • Want everyoneto be up here
    • So they idealize andact toward just andequitable conditionsfor everyone.
    • What are themagnificent powers of our BRAINS?
    • TO EDUCATEourselves and others for change
    • Education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.John DeweyAmerican Educator
    • CreditsEmoke  Denes,  Wikipedia   Bridges  to  Autonomy;  MaChew  R.  Silliman  &   David  Kenneth  Johnson;  Piraeus  Books  LLC;   August  2011  Rakka,  Flickr  Commons   “The  Social  Animal”;  David  Brooks;  TED   2011;  March  2011  Skinnyde,  Flickr  Commons   My  Pedagogic  Creed;  John  Dewey;  E.L.  M  Rio,  Flickr  Commons   Kellogg  &  Co.,  January  1897  (public  domain)