As I have been engaging with the material provided by the Innovation Teaching and Learning curriculum, I have reached a point where my understanding has changed in quite a dramatic way. An innovation in comprehension if you will. For the course we have been asked to explore the terms: Teaching, Learning, Creativity, Innovation I worked […]

Why History of Education – Herbert M. Kliebard: Reflection

In contrast to the previous article, I found this one insightful and enjoyable. While I have too many ideas to summarize in such a small space, I will begin by reflecting on Charles Lamb’s story about roast pork. “According to Lamb’s account, certain villagers were accustomed to keeping pigs in their homes. When one of […]

The History of Education: State of the Art – Jurgn Herbst: Reflection

This article is ironic, because while it talks about a major problem for the history of education – namely that “what is needed now, Tenorth concludes, is an educational history that studies and reflects about pedagogical classroom practice in the past and today,” (p. 742), it wholly ignores discussing classroom pedagogy in depth. Previously, I […]

Teaching for Hope – Walt Werner: Reflection

Whereas the previous article emphasized student engagement and interest so education can be meaningful, this article discussed ways to foster that engagement without falling into the trap of overwhelming young learners. Werner emphasizes the emotional impact that some of these conversations can have on young learners. “… Pictures of a broken world speak directly to […]

A History Teacher Looks Back – Ken Osbourne: Reflection

While making my definitions, I was careful to avoid articulating “teacher” and “learner” as distinct roles in the classroom. Osbourne discusses extreme manifestations of this in some of the classrooms he has observed. “No matter how carefully teachers explained a topic, outlined what they expected from their students and expatiated on its interest and importance, […]