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“Instead of eliminating the script, make it a focus of classroom discourse”

A decade or so ago, Jane Katch wrote a book reflecting on her difficulties with her class’s use of violence in their fantasy play. I like the honesty of her writing and how she acknowledges the personal reasons behind so many of … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Education, citizenship, knowledge economies and ‘The Disappearance of Adulthood’

I quite enjoyed this article… there were parts of it I wanted to question him further on, but lots of it that just made a pile of sense… these are those bits: Lawrence Quill writes: “In 1982, Neil Postman wrote The … Continue reading

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(seriously) excessive TV viewing in childhood is associated with increased antisocial behavior in early adulthood

I haven’t had a chance to read this through, but the abstract alone is pretty eye-catching… (and its a New Zealand study!) In a study published this year, Lindsay A. Robertson, Helena M. McAnally and Robert J. Hancox write: “abstract … Continue reading

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The Internet, multiple intelligences, and education for democracy

…still enjoying some of John Seely Brown’s work… “Three hundred years ago or so, Descartes’s philosophical stance was ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Within that framework, the more abstract the knowledge is, the better. Knowledge that is decontextualized and disembodied … Continue reading

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Children’s environmentalism; How do children contribute to a sustainable world?

Bengt Larsson, Magnus Andersson and Christina Osbeck present a review of the literature they considered relevant to any research into environmentalist practices among children. There are some quite complex issues in the article, so I confess to wanting to read it … Continue reading

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‘queen bee’ behaviour in little girls…

“But there are many effects of marketing influence that government cannot control.  In a 2005 study at Brigham Young University, researchers found that girls as young as four years old show signs of engaging in the type of catty, manipulative … Continue reading

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I’m not going to do Nothing any more

“If the contrarian playwright A. A. Milne were alive to see the state of the house at Pooh Corner – festooned with matching curtains, bedding, educational software for toddlers, TV series, and more – he would probably want to board … Continue reading

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Sesame Street’s legacy and children’s attention span

“When Sesame Street debuted, much was made of its short, commercial-length segments. They were designed that way because producers believed that preschool children couldn’t attend to TV for a longer period. Thanks to the research of Anderson and others, this … Continue reading

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