THIS ONE IS PERSONAL

THIS ONE IS PERSONAL

DON BOSCO In the past few bulletins, I have focused on the “Many Midwives of Learning.” It is my multi-part homage to Socrates who called his method of learning maieutic from the Greek word for midwife, his mother’s profession. The majority of the leading figures in...
WILLIAM JAMES

WILLIAM JAMES

WILLIAM JAMES (1842 – 1910.) William was the elder brother of novelist Henry James and Alice James the diarist. The family’s wealth allowed the siblings to pursue a life of the mind. William graduated from Harvard Medical School but never practiced. He was drawn...
PLURALIZED INTELLIGENCE

PLURALIZED INTELLIGENCE

HOWARD GARDNER “All human beings possess not just a single intelligence rather we human beings are better described as having a set of autonomous intelligences.” Prof. Howard Gardner  Born in 1943, Howard Gardner is a developmental psychologist at the Harvard Graduate...
GIANT AND GADFLY

GIANT AND GADFLY

NOAM CHOMSKY (Part One) Born in 1928, Chomsky has been a dominant voice for change in the way we teach for seventy years. He is recognized as one of the founders of Cognitive Science. Beginning in the 1950’s, his cognitive theory of learning was at odds – to say the...
“SUPERFICIAL BEINGS”

“SUPERFICIAL BEINGS”

John Dewey (1859-1952) was one of America’s most prominent scholars. He was one of the major proponents of Progressive Education and Liberalism. He was a passionate advocate for children, believing civil liberty, democracy, freedom, and equality – happiness –...
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