Education

Curse of Knowledge

Regarding my previous post on the lack of accessibility of critical thinking information, even Carl Sagan’s Cosmos has this problem. Despite being hailed as supremely understandable for general audiences (both the book and the series), I found that it also posed too many challenges in its basic linguistic accessibility to …

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Education

An Aspect of Accessibility

Since “accessibility” has so many different meanings in education, let me start by clarifying that I am referring to students (and general audiences) being able to access the meaning of information they encounter. This seems to be a weak point in the skeptic, atheist, and critical thinking movements, and something …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 19 December 2013

Creationists rejected! College rankings rebutted! Deaf students disenfranchised! Welsh students going hungry? Read all about it in today’s required readings. A college president has a beef with the prospect of federal ranking of colleges. Colleges may as well be saying ‘Deaf people not welcome here‘. Welsh schools are cracking down on …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 12 December 2013

Religion! Women! Minorities! Universal Childcare! Other hot-button topics! All in today’s required readings. People home-schooled by religious parents are starting to fight back. The New York Times weighs in on solutions to bringing more women and minorities into STEM. Childcare is key to a healthy economy and society, say UK …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 20 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today, we’ll join up with those clever school librarians to root out a “fake Blake”, soak in additional doomsaying on MOOCs, milk cows for tuition, and listen as a young girl, shot by the Taliban, continues to speak out. Free Online Courses Increase Accessibility To …

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Required Readings, 6 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! First off, let me just say: Tiny lobsters are tearing this country apart. You’ll find out why in the first of our required readings for today. 22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other – Too fascinating to not share with …

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