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Classic / Great Literature Online - Science fiction & Fantasy Blog, Books, Stories, News, Forum Classic Short Stories Provocations: A Constructionism Methodology – Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation By Jim Tiffin Jr (Cross-posted on my personal blog, Building Capacity) A major component of maker-centered education involves letting students learn from the process of creating something that is purposeful, public and shareable. Indeed, some would say that is all maker-centered education is supposed to be. While that alone is more than sufficient, it is actually far richer. What sits at its core is the constructionist theory of learning, a model first developed by Seymour Papert. He defined constructionism as follows: “The word constructionism is a mnemonic for two aspects of the theory of science education underlying this project. Another appeal of maker-centered education is its connection to innovation, entrepreneurship and STEAM disciplines. “While innovation and STEM tend to be the buzzwords associated with the maker movement. It seems then that there is a tall order for maker-centered learning to fill. Perhaps by using something MVIFI is experimenting with: Provocations.

Digital Library - Main Page Digital Library With online access to 1,800 literary classics, our Digital Library makes your school or community library available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Books are listed by title Click on the appropriate letter to see all titles that start with that letter. For example 'O' will list 'On Dreams', 'On the Soul'...etc # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Shakespeare

Forgotten Books :: 1,000,000+ Free Books, World's Largest Online eBook Library 20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry We’ve been thinking about poet Meena Alexander’s incredible address to the Yale Political Union, in which she refers to Shelley’s 1821 essay, A Defence of Poetry. The English poet’s work famously stated, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Alexander concludes: “The poem is an invention that exists in spite of history… In a time of violence, the task of poetry is in some way to reconcile us to our world and to allow us a measure of tenderness and grace with which to exist… Poetry’s task is to reconcile us to the world — not to accept it at face value or to assent to things that are wrong, but to reconcile one in a larger sense, to return us in love, the province of the imagination, to the scope of our mortal lives.” Other poets have attempted to interpret “what is deeply felt and is essentially unsayable.” Percy Bysshe Shelley There are a few more choice snippets from Shelley’s 1821 essay, A Defence of Poetry, that articulated the essence of poetry:

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World's Virtual Library (165,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments) n Welcome! Over the last decade, a quiet revolution has been going on in the development of a large library of "digital" or "electronic" books. While there are still large gaps, a very substantial body of "Western" thought is available in the form of downloadable or on-line books. Here's some of what you will find: n Reference Books: More than 2000 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, Glossaries, Bibliographies, Chronologies, Timelines, Literary Histories, Biographies, Writing & Style Guides & Student Study aids. nnn Literature & Languages: About 12,000 basic texts in English & American Literature, ranging from Chaucer & other medieval texts to modern, contemporary Fiction & Literature.

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