EducationPedagogy

The Great Didactic: Greetings to the Reader

Recently I was thinking about the foundation of our education system and its philosophical underpinnings.  As I was doing this it dawned on me that I have only ever really read about this philosophy and I never read the original texts.  One of my summer goals is to sprinkle a …

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An open book and its reflection
EducationPedagogy

The Great Didactic: Introduction

Recently I was thinking about the foundation of our education system and its philosophical underpinnings.  As I was doing this it dawned on me that I have only ever really read about this philosophy and I never read the original texts.  Now I won’t say that I hold my head …

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Critical ThinkingRequired Readings

Superstar profs, critical thinking and math, college athletics, and Catholic schools: Required Readings, 6.3.14

Our semester ended last Thursday, and my cerebral processes fled the building along with most of the students. Hence, I present the Evening Edition of Required Readings. Philosophy isn’t my field, but this guy is apparently a Big Deal. Too bad he considers most of his students “boring idiots” and …

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A shelf full of books.
Required Readings

Guns on campus, philosophy, sentence diagramming, and more: Required Readings, March 4, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras, RR readers, wherever you are! This Fat Tuesday we bring you a couple questions. The first is of the rhetorical sort, with an Idaho professor wondering, in light of a bill to permit guns on college and university campuses, “When may I shoot a student?” Meanwhile, an …

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Critical ThinkingFeatured

Lesson Plan Review: The Skeptic Society’s Skepticism 101 In-Class Exercises

I’m a nuts-and-bolts skeptic, which influences the kind of skeptical lessons I bring into my classrooms. I’m always looking for new ideas and other ways of presenting skepticism and critical thinking to students. I’ve been meaning to start reviewing skeptical curricular materials here at the School of Doubt, so why …

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