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Michel Foucault - The Culture of the Self, First Lecture, Part 1 of 7

Michel Foucault - The Culture of the Self, First Lecture, Part 1 of 7

BBC News - Malala Yousafzai speech in full Dave's Educational Blog Edge.org The Epidemic of Obesity, Diabetes and "Metabolic Syndrome:" Cell Energy Adaptations in a Toxic World? "Metabolic syndrome" (MetSyn) has been termed the "Epidemic of the 21st century." MetSyn is an accretion of symptoms, including high body mass index (weight-for-height), high blood sugar, high blood pressure (BP), high blood triglycerides, high waist circumference (central/visceral fat deposition), and/or reduced HDL-cholesterol, the so-called "good" cholesterol. Epidemics of Obesity and diabetes are intertwined with, and accompany, the meteoric rise in MetSyn. The prevalent view is that MetSyn is due to a glut of food calories ("energy") consumed, and a dearth of exercise energy expended, spurring weight gain—an "energy surfeit"—with the other features arising in consequence. But this normative view leaves many questions unanswered: Why do elements of MetSyn correlate? The customary "explanation" also creates paradoxes. · Ultra low-calorie or low-fat diets · Fasting, skipped meals

stevewheelerdotnet | Just another WordPress.com site Exclusive Diane Ravitch Interview on No Child Left Behind Where Social Learning is Stuck Today Do you know the story of the elephant and the twig? It’s the tragedy of social learning today: what is possible is not thinkable. It’s kind of difficult to plough through the clutter about social media and the stories of how it is supposed to reshape the way we are doing things today. The noise of the circus is getting so loud that nobody notices that we are almost stopped moving . One area in particular where this seems to be true is the area of ‘social learning’. Some time ago I argued that training is the unnatural de-contextualization of knowledge so it can fit into the context of multiple participants. Learning has a different disposition. The only way to sense if a problem is an interesting problem or to know if a solution is an elegant solution is by participating in the practices of a field. Social Learning is not the same as the use of social media in the classroom. Then what, you may ask, is holding us back from doing just that? No we don’t need a newer version of our device.

Dr. H.B.Danesh at the WPA - The Arab Spring: A psychosocial developmental perspective Linda Harasim | Online Learning & Knowledge Building Peter McLaren - Critical Pedagogy, Social Justice and the Struggle for Peace - 1/6 Professor Gráinne Conole Professor of Learning Innovation Director, Institute of Learning Innovation Gráinne joined the Institute of Learning Innovation as Director on 1st September, 2011. Previously, Grainne was Professor of Educational Innovation in Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Southampton, and was Director of the Institute for Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol, a centre of excellence on the development and use of information and communication technology in education. Gráinne has research interests in the use, integration and evaluation of Information and Communication Technologies and e-learning and impact on organisational change. Very recent projects include the EU-funded projects OPAL, Deisgn-Practice, and X-Delia, the JISC-funded learner experience project, the ESRC TLRP Technology-Enhanced Learning project, PI led by Eileen Scanlon and Mike Sharples, as well as an OU Learning Design Project. Contact details Publications (print version) Publications Books

Weekly Wisdom Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Ashok Gangadean, who has been a professor of philosophy at Haverford College for more than 45 years. Ashok investigates the primal internal logic of human reason and the deep dynamics of communication between diverse worldviews. Download »Read Transcript » more from Ashok Gangadean:

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