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[Xmca-l] Re: FW: New Book on Brain-Friendly Assessments is Here!



Thank you very much for this article Mike. You bring such clarity to this historical perspective. I laughed when I clicked on the youtube link! (thinking it was going to be some neuroscience thing).

Your discussion of Bereiter and Engelmann is especially useful and timely for me to ponder, given that the Australian government is in the process of spending millions getting remote schools to do Direct Instruction (or some form of it anyway).

i was also wondering, still on the 'brain-friendly' topic, if anyone has any writing specifically about 'brain-based learning' - and whether any of those 'brain-based' people ever have anything to say about learning in a social context? I want to know, does 'brain-based learning' represent an ideology in which learning is constructed as something that takes place entirely inside the brain of the individual, or have I missed something?

Helen


> On 17 Mar 2015, at 6:15 am, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
> Some relevant material here, Helen. Peter probably has a bunch more.
> 
> I am afraid that back to the future is the way things are going. Very nice
> when you like that past as your future, not so nice when you don't......
> makes it seems like you want to ask, a la Pete Seeger and "where have all
> the flowers gone," "when will they ever learn."
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y2SIIeqy34
> 
> mike
> 
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 5:26 AM, Helen Harper <helen.harper@bigpond.com>
> wrote:
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>> Speaking of which, can anyone point me to any recent sociocultural or
>> cultural-historical-informed critiques of the current culture-free trends
>> in educational neuroscience? I would be much obliged.
>> 
>> Helen
>> 
>> 
>>> On 16 Mar 2015, at 9:39 pm, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:
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>>> I think I'll send my brain along to one of these sessions!
>>> Andy
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>>> Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
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