I found the University of New South Wales guidelines on history: https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/indigenous-terminology This is what has got the Australian media worked up enough to produce yet another round of the good old topic of whether Australia was 'invaded' or 'settled'. Like Easter, this row will surely happen every year but you can't quite be sure exactly when. The Google … Continue reading Unsettled by Invasion
Coding is still not the new literacy
People are often saying that programming is the new literacy, but actually thinking about programming is more significant. Creating the models that are to be computed is what we need to be teaching and learning.
Friends, colleagues, or partners – what’s your favourite collaboration style?
Matthew Taylor of the RSA, blogs about collaboration styles in education... Oiling the System.
Apparently, “Science Confirms The Obvious: Strict Parents Raise Conservative Kids”
"Science Confirms The Obvious: Strict Parents Raise Conservative Kids" - http://pulse.me/s/eC9fb If so, would it be possible to conduct similar experiments to test whether parents with a particularly strong cultural bias raise their children to have a similar bias? So, for example, do Fatalist parents raise Fatalist kids? My guess here is that the social … Continue reading Apparently, “Science Confirms The Obvious: Strict Parents Raise Conservative Kids”
Cultural Theory and the Public Benefit Requirement
WB of Down at Third Man asked for a Cultural Theory perspective on the concept of ‘public benefit’ as it applies to the charitable working of private schools in the UK. Would you be willing and able to give me your view on how the four cultures would perceive 'public benefit' say with regard to … Continue reading Cultural Theory and the Public Benefit Requirement
Equality and Hierarchy in Denmark
Hedeby, probable site of the first school in Denmark Further reflections on the concept of horizontal and vertical teaching methods. A recent edition of the journal Social Analysis (55.2, 2011) is entirely devoted to the contrast between hierarchical and egalitarian pressures on Danish Society. The introduction begins with a discussion of the work of the … Continue reading Equality and Hierarchy in Denmark
Horizontal vs. Vertical: An International Comparison of Teaching Methods
There are many typologies for understanding social behaviour. This one uses the concept of vertical and horizontal teaching methods. It might benefit from comparison with the Cultural Theory approach to similar social phenomena. Vertical teaching is Hierarchical and horizontal teaching methods are Egalitarian. But Cultural Theory would suggest that there are four basic cultural biases … Continue reading Horizontal vs. Vertical: An International Comparison of Teaching Methods