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  • Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Case Studies and Commentaries (2015)

    In recent years, a growing number of scientific careers have been brought down by scientists' failure to satisfactorily confront ethical challenges. Scientists need to learn early on what constitutes acceptable ethical behavior in their professions. Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Non-judgemental Discourse in the Development of Critical Capacity for Language Teachers (2015)

    Abstract: A major structural problem in the teaching of English worldwide is to be found in the arthritic power relationships that continue to limit the continuing professional development of its practitioners. The acceptance of the superior status of ‘theory’ and ‘theorists’, and the consequent subordination...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World? (2015)

    Nicholas Maxwell (2015) Two great problems of learning confront humanity: (1) learning about the universe, and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and (2) learning how to make progress towards as good a world as possible. We solved the first problem when we created modern science in the 17 th...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • On the High School Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2014)

    This article examines our modern ways of schooling youth in light of philosophic and personal narrative accounts of "the Dionysian" aspect -- a term the author uses to understand his own experiences and aspirations as a high school English teacher. Having articulated the meaning of this term...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Transformative Learning Through Conceptual Metaphors: Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy as Levers for Learning (2014)

    Abstract: This article presents findings from a research study wherein participants demonstrated the use of similes, metaphors, and analogies, termed conceptual metaphors, in response to disorienting dilemmas instigated by *** cancer. In this qualitative case study of 18 *** cancer survivors, conceptual...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Global Philosophy: What Philosophy Ought to Be (2014)

    Global Philosophy: Preface Learning, Global Problems and Play These essays are about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution. Despite this range and diversity...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Shamanic Daughters, Three-Minute Records, and “Deaducation” in Schools (2014)

    This article examines the meaning of transformative education by inviting readers to consider the relationship between shamanism, shamanic experience, teaching, and education. Where academic literature on this topic most commonly points to the similarities between teachers and shamans, this article focuses...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The greatest magic of Harry Potter: Reducing prejudice (2014)

    Abstract: Recent research shows that extended contact via story reading is a powerful strategy to improve out-group attitudes. We conducted three studies to test whether extended contact through reading the popular best-selling books of Harry Potter improves attitudes toward stigmatized groups (immigrants...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices (2014)

    Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification...
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