UNPFIP Network: The Closing of the Intercultural University "Amawtay Wasi" in Ecuador Top of Form The decommissioning of the Intercultural University of Nationalities and Indigenous Peoples "Amawtay Wasi " constitutes a violent assault on all the progress achieved by the indigenous movement in Ecuador during recent times and throughout their struggles. It is paradoxical that the Intercultural University of Nationalities and Indigenous Peoples "Amawtay Wasi" is closed, but at the same time four Eurocentric and colonialist universities are created, one of them with a plagiarized indigenous name. The purpose of these schools is to revive the neo-indigenismo of the 1950s, which means essentially the re-colonization of Nationalities and Indigenous peoples and their cultural, economic, social and political assimilation, and their dismantling and disappearance as diverse first Nations. We are aware that a supposed "evaluation" was used as a technical pretext to argue that the score required for continuity was not reached.
Beyond the Anthropo(s)cene: Bracketing an Era This week we focused on Integral Ecology with An Overview of Integral Ecology by Sean Esbjorn- Hargens and Michael Zimmerman. As there are currently over 200 unique areas of study […] Read Article → Clark closes Inhuman Nature with a look at hospitality while keeping a close eye on the history of the shapers of our given world. Those who have come before have […] Read Article →
A Geography Lesson: Making the learning visible I remember being new to teaching and asking students to do complex thinking (analyse this…. Explain that…..etc.) and not really knowing how to help them do it. I have seen teachers that simply assume that students should be able to do it and if they cannot, then it is simply because they are “not that smart”. Fortunately I have learned a lot since my beginning days as a teacher (in fact I learn better now than I ever did). Anyway, what follows is a lesson I gave to my year12 Geography class in preparation for their exams.
#5MinPlan series As teachers, I cannot imagine you’ll disagree with me when I say that we are all pushed for time. The demands placed on educators in any type of classroom, plus the expectation for planning to meet the needs of all students; or the expectations placed upon teachers from systems and management, can create unnecessary bureaucracy. The original 5 Minute Lesson Plan was designed to reduce planning time. That’s it! Simple. *Updated August 2015: Welcome to The 5 Minute Series.
Global Social Media Impact Study Blog UCL UCL Social Networking Sites & Social Science Research Project The Little Prince is probably the novel which I have read the most times. Each time I read it, I am warmly touched. Amid field work, I am reading it again. My favorite part is the conversation between the fox and the little prince, when the fox tells the little prince that meaning of ‘to tame’ is to ‘establish ties’. Is Consciousness Universal? For every inside there is an outside, and for every outside there is an inside; though they are different, they go together. —Alan Watts, Man, Nature, and the Nature of Man, 1991 I grew up in a devout and practicing Roman Catholic family with Purzel, a fearless and high-energy dachshund. He, as with all the other, much larger dogs that subsequently accompanied me through life, showed plenty of affection, curiosity, playfulness, aggression, anger, shame and fear.
Peter Sloterdijk Peter Sloterdijk (German: [ˈsloːtɐˌdaɪk]; born June 26, 1947) is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. He co-hosted the German show Im Glashaus: Das Philosophische Quartett until 2012. Biography Sloterdijk's father is Dutch. He studied philosophy, German studies and history at the University of Munich and the University of Hamburg from 1968 to 1974. Solo Taxonomy & The Art of Passing Exams @natkin I will start with a confession. I was far from being a model student , but I never failed any test. I passed most of my exams including my degree in physics by getting hold of as many past papers as I could with the mark schemes and working out how to get the right answer. This served me well until I started teaching physics and maths when I realised that despite being highly qualified, I understood virtually nothing. My uncle who was a very wise farmer could never believe that someone with a degree in physics could be so unbelievably stupid .
Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101 by @TeacherToolkit This academic year, we have shelved #LearningWalks. This is nothing to do with fashion or fad. It is purely a localised issue, dependent on the needs of our own school. So please, do not take this blogpost as verbatim. 5 sites teens flock to instead of Facebook - Slide Show If your kids aren’t on Facebook, where are they? Try Snapchat, a start-up Mark Zuckerberg reportedly just tried -- and failed -- to acquire for $3 billion. There’s no need to burn after reading: This app’s files self-destruct. The service is designed for savvy teenagers who don’t want to leave an Internet footprint. Released in September 2011, users can send “Snaps” — photos or videos — that last between 1 and 10 seconds, depending on the limit set by the sender. It already has 100 million users and 350 million snaps sent daily, according to a spokeswoman for the app.
AN461 Anthropological Approaches to Questions of Being This information is for the 2013/14 session. This course is available on the MSc in Anthropology and Development, MSc in Anthropology and Development (Management), MSc in Religion in the Contemporary World and MSc in Social Anthropology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (Russian: Никола́й Фёдорович Фёдоров; surname also Anglicized as "Fedorov") (June 9, 1829 – December 28, 1903) was a Russian Orthodox Christian philosopher, who was part of the Russian cosmism movement and a precursor of transhumanism. Fyodorov advocated radical life extension, physical immortality and even resurrection of the dead, using scientific methods. Biography SOLO Stations From HookED Wiki Alternative names: SOLO carousel, SOLO bus stop, SOLO circus, SOLO Pick and Mix. In this approach teachers set up “stations” featuring differing learning activities in the classroom or another location. Each SOLO station features a learning activity suitable for students with, prestructural, unistructural, multistructural, relational, and extended abstract understanding of the text. Small groups of students rotate through the different SOLO differentiated stations and activities throughout the lesson.
#Peepshows and #Rubbernecks by @TeacherToolkit Now that I have your attention; this post is all about marking; feedback; re-drafting and book scrutiny. Definitions: Peepshows = Observations; Learning Walks; Book Scrutiny; Faculty Reviews. Rubbernecks = Observers who twist one’s head; to stare at something in a foolish manner in order to find flaws. I recently published that, as a school; ‘Why I’m placing #LearningWalks in Room 101?