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This Day in History: August 1 -

This Day in History: August 1 -

1981:...

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This Day in History: April 18 -

This Day in History: April 18 -

1955: (more…)

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This Day in History: January 16 –

This Day in History: January 16 –

1920:...

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Dead Trees: December 2010 Adoptions +

Dead Trees: December 2010 Adoptions +

For the past year I’ve used this ‘Dead Trees’ series to track adoptions and consumption of literature in our household. With the initial, orienting post I shared my rationale:...

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Radical Visions, Broken Bridges: A Re-Visioning of British Columbia’s High School Social Studies Curricula –

Radical Visions, Broken Bridges: A Re-Visioning of British Columbia’s High School Social Studies Curricula –

(Visual Complexity, by Maisson Bisson) Few would contest the suggestion that public education rests at the heart of modern civilization, and yet it is important to note that attempts to reform, reconstitute, or renew educational policies are typically contentious and divisive. Sadly, it is often the case that efforts of achieving educational reform are reactionary and structurally problematic. Politicians are not scholars. Their allegiance...

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Dead Trees: November 2010 Adoptions +

Dead Trees: November 2010 Adoptions +

November, for my household, was a time of incredible productivity: Both my wife and I have been utterly – yet pleasantly! – swamped with responsibilities. She’s been teaching more or less full-time, and there’s been no shortage of unit/lesson-planning to be done, assignments to be marked, and behavioural issues to resolve/stress over. But there’s nothing to complain about – it’s incredibly...

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Articulating Transdisciplinarity: A Vision of Integral Research -

Articulating Transdisciplinarity: A Vision of Integral Research -

['Convergence', via International Association of Transdiciplinary Psychology] After submitting two different proposals for MA studies to two different departments my wife and I were faced with a decision: accept an invitation to study in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP), accept an invitation to study in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiries in Education (CCFI), or reject both invitations and pursue a career teaching social...

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Dead Trees: October 2010 Adoptions +

Dead Trees: October 2010 Adoptions +

I strongly suspect that October was the most conceptually-dense month of my life. And, shockingly, November is shaping up to make October look like a picnic. The byproducts of this toil – some 40 pages or so of theory, critique, and analysis – will find its way here, when possible. Up next will be a conceptual analysis of transdisciplinarity, followed by a literature review for discourse analysis and educational policy in...

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Deconstructing the Dialectic for Effective Pedagogy: An Argument for Argument –

Deconstructing the Dialectic for Effective Pedagogy: An Argument for Argument –

Regardless of disciplinary emphasis, spatial particularity, or cultural context, the processes of teaching and learning are openly – but not uncontentiously – predicated on changing minds. Within British Columbia’s public schools, for example, over the course of 10+ years students are compelled to achieve a series of prescribed learning outcomes which attempt to normalize conceptual, social, and intrapersonal development....

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