Want to teach ethical fashion to kids? Here's how. How much did your outfit cost?
Chances are, much more than you think. The clothing industry is the second-largest global polluter – after oil – and its complex production techniques and supply chains create a myriad of environmental issues. It takes 2,700 litres of water to make one t-shirt, and an estimated £140m worth of clothing [pdf] goes to landfill sites in the UK annually. The need for change is urgent – and education can play a key role in championing new attitudes towards clothing.
Rather than explicitly investigate, explore and identify contrasting epistemologies and ontologies, these differences were apparent through the various frameworks that presenters used in their papers which focused on international students, English language assessment and, more broadly, UK HE. What transpired was that both the reality and construct of the international student served as a crucible where various interpretations and agendas met, clashed and, perhaps too often, passed each other by.
Although the organisers (Khawla Badwan and Lou Harvey) did an excellent job in attempting to focus the discussion, there appeared to be several notable and crucial unresolved tensions throughout the proceedings. Integrating intercultural competencies. The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths — Quartz. Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it?
Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as Quartz reported in December, we all learn in fundamentally similar ways. And, as New York magazine reports, the idea that students learn differently depending on their personal preference for visual, auditory or kinesthetic cues is just a myth.
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Criticality. Defining Critical Thinking. ART. Yes I Can: Self-efficacy - lauraritchie.com. ‘Yes I Can’ is about having that growth mindset.
More than that, it’s what happens when you have it. There are huge differences between fixed concepts of ability and the expanding conception of capability. There are reasons for fostering beliefs about capability, self-efficacy beliefs, in people. Self-efficacy is about having a growth mindset for a specific task. Actually we need it for so many different things everyday, but it isn’t a blanket belief that covers all. ‘Yes I Can’ doesn’t happen overnight, and to make it last takes more than a reading of the well known story The little engine who could. Image CC BY-NC-SA by Viki I was talking to my students about teaching (I lead a degree in Instrumental / Vocal Teaching for musicians) and we got to thinking about the differences between school learning and university – and then of course compared these to music learning.
What happens next is a shock to the system. Self-belief is at the core, but is not enough. #YesICan. Angelos Bollas EFLtalks - answers - 10 in 10 for YOU. LSE Language Centre PIM 19-03-2016. Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education.