Making Minds Less Well Educated Than Our Own

He didn't say “differently educated,” but “less well educated.” For some years the literati have held sway over the commonly accepted definition of education. No matter how important science and technology seem to industry or government ...


Author: Roger C. Schank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135615109

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In the author's words: "This book is an honest attempt to understand what it means to be educated in today's world." His argument is this: No matter how important science and technology seem to industry or government or indeed to the daily life of people, as a society we believe that those educated in literature, history, and other humanities are in some way better informed, more knowing, and somehow more worthy of the descriptor "well educated." This 19th-century conception of the educated mind weighs heavily on our notions on how we educate our young. When we focus on intellectual and scholarly issues in high school as opposed to issues, such as communications, basic psychology, or child raising, we are continuing to rely on outdated notions of the educated mind that come from elitist notions of who is to be educated and what that means. To accommodate the realities of today's world it is necessary to change these elitist notions. We need to rethink what it means to be educated and begin to focus on a new conception of the very idea of education. Students need to learn how to think, not how to accomplish tasks, such as passing standardized tests and reciting rote facts. In this engaging book, Roger C. Schank sets forth the premises of his argument, cites its foundations in the Great Books themselves, and illustrates it with examples from an experimental curriculum that has been used in graduate schools and with K-12 students. Making Minds Less Well Educated Than Our Own is essential reading for scholars and students in the learning sciences, instructional design, curriculum theory and planning, educational policy, school reform, philosophy of education, higher education, and anyone interested in what it means to be educated in today's world.

Educated India

My demand is that, no matter how tough it is, no matter how difficult it is, please do educate the girls of your community. I should not find any girl in this society uneducated. We often request people to educate the girls in their ...


Author: Narendra Modi

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Self-Help

Page: 21

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The Educated Franchisee

New industries are high risk, primarily because the marketplace has to be educated about what the problem or need is in ... Naturally, the rewards are high when a new idea catches on, but the entrepreneur must first educate consumers on ...


Author: Rick Bisio

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781935098539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 167

There is nothing more expensive than ignorance – let The Educated Franchisee serve as your guide for selecting a franchise that meets your needs!

Cultural Production of the Educated Person The

They portrayed themselves as educated (s'iksit, payhne), and located themselves within the “modern” (adhunik), “developed” (bikasi), “scientific” (baigyanik) world of “progress” (unnati, pragati). They spoke of the “traditional” (purano ...


Author: Bradley A. Levinson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438410654

Category: Education

Page: 338

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Examines the ways in which cultural practices and knowledges are produced in and out of schools around the world.

Educated Tastes

Oliver is philanthropic in the same way as his illustrious nineteenthcentury counterpart Alexis Soyer, who shared a desire to please, to nurture, to help, and educate. In this sense, connoisseurship is not by nature about consumption at ...


Author: Jeremy Strong

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803219359

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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The old adage ?you are what you eat? has never seemed more true than in this era, when ethics, politics, and the environment figure so prominently in what we ingest and in what we think about it. Then there are connoisseurs, whose approaches to food address ?good taste? and frequently require a language that encompasses cultural and social dimensions as well. From the highs (and lows) of connoisseurship to the frustrations and rewards of a mother encouraging her child to eat, the essays in this volume explore the complex and infinitely varied ways in which food matters to all of us. Educated Tastes is a collection of new essays that examine how taste is learned, developed, and represented. It spans such diverse topics as teaching wine tasting, food in Don Quixote, Soviet cookbooks, cruel foods, and the lambic beers of the Belgian Payottenland. A set of key themes connect these topics: the relationships between taste and place; how our knowledge of food shapes taste experiences; how gustatory discrimination functions as a marker of social difference; and the place of ethical, environmental, and political concerns in debates around the importance and meaning of taste. With essays that address, variously, the connections between food, drink, and music; the place of food in the development of Italian nationhood; and the role of morality in aesthetic judgment, Educated Tastes offers a fresh look at food in history, society, and culture.

The Educated Eye

... or educate the public; rather, it is a manifestation of the general problem with science education. This paper will attempt to begin to redress these shortcomings by discussing the epistemological issues involved in neuroimaging.


Author: Nancy Anderson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781611680447

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

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A study of visual culture in the teaching of the life sciences

Young Educated Broke

For example, when it comes to the education levels of young people being lower than previous generations, this finding tends to ignore the fact that, unlike other countries, in the United States people continue to educate themselves in ...


Author: Jamie Borromeo

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781630470890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Young, Educated & Broke is a unique blend of memoir and social commentary that highlights the author’s Millennial experience in America as a microcosm of the geopolitical and domestic affairs in American history during the 2008 economic collapse and the years that followed. Borromeo drafts a “Millennial Blueprint” for what she believes can spark a conversation between young people and current leadership to address the youth high unemployment rates and leadership issues in this country. In such uncertain times, Borromeo’s analysis leaves you inspired and hopeful as she writes a plan---and provides tangible proof---that her generation will be a formidable force in the next chapter of America’s history.

The Educated Outlaw

His ability to educate himself over and over again was remarkable. Lucille was a very kind and loving daughter. She and my mother were so much alike in that respect. I wanted to ask her about taking care of Lay during his last days.


Author: Harvey Lay Murdock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438944012

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 92

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The Educated Subject and the German Concept of Bildung

This twofold adaptation of teaching to the cognitive as well as the social dimensions of life was supposed to produce in the educated individual “inner satisfaction with himself” (ibid.), and in this, an obviously Protestant vision of ...


Author: Rebekka Horlacher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317805175

Category: Education

Page: 172

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German education plays a huge role in the development of education sciences and modern universities internationally. It is influenced by the educational concept of Bildung, which defines Germany ‘s theoretical and curricular ventures. This concept is famously untranslatable into other languages and is often misinterpreted as education, instruction, training, upbringing and other terms which don’t encompass its cultural ambitions. Despite this hurdle, Bildung is now being recognized in current discussions of education issues such as standardization, teaching to the test, evidence-based policy and high stakes testing. This volume clears up the confusion and misunderstandings surrounding Bildung by examining the origins of the concept and how it has been applied throughout history. It paves the way for educators to fully understand and benefit from this model and all it has to offer.

Female Jewish and Educated

... which resulted in Jewish parents having fewer sons to educate.38 However, even though the fertility rate among Jews in Germany began to decline sooner than that of the overall population, the disproportion of Jewish women students ...


Author: Harriet Pass Freidenreich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253109279

Category: History

Page: 328

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Female, Jewish, and Educated presents a collective biography of Jewish women who attended universities in Germany or Austria before the Nazi era. To what extent could middle-class Jewish women in the early decades of the 20th century combine family and careers? What impact did anti-Semitism and gender discrimination have in shaping their personal and professional choices? Harriet Freidenreich analyzes the lives of 460 Central European Jewish university women, focusing on their family backgrounds, university experiences, professional careers, and decisions about marriage and children. She evaluates the role of discrimination and anti-Semitism in shaping the careers of academics, physicians, and lawyers in the four decades preceding World War II and assesses the effects of Nazism, the Holocaust, and emigration on the lives of a younger cohort of women. The life stories of the women profiled reveal the courage, character, and resourcefulness with which they confronted challenges still faced by women today.