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Dear visitor, These pages mainly follow my output on the EdD course at the University of Liverpool. You may derive use from this site if you are an educator in higher education (HE), are interested in education in Japan generally, … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_9

I’m delighted that you found a great reason to respond to my earlier remarks. Very diplomatically, you wished “to constructively disagree” with me. In return, I’ll say that there’s no need to be constructive. Sometimes destructively focussed actions are better. … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_8

I was using the term intelligent in a broad, uncritical way, intending to encompass not only everyone in this forum but everyone who writes and thinks. In other words, I was trying to be inclusive rather than exclusive. However, you are … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_7

I feel that there are a number of elephants in this reflective room that bear pointing out. Last week we read multiple definitions of critical thinking and critical reading. This week we1 have a similar task with reflection. Yet there … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_6

Thanks for introducing the Strebel and Keys book. Like C, I couldn’t locate an online version. However, I liked the figure you made/ adapted and have reproduced it here for discussion. I particularly like this because of the way step … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_5

As I was preparing my response above, Dr A. cautioned me on the use of the term intelligent and I used the exact quotation in my response! I’d like to clarify that there was a timing overlap and I did … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_4

Firstly, H, the Harry Potter ‘pensieve’ is a wonderful portmanteau term of the French ‘penser/ to think’ and the English sieve or colander! I found that extremely funny. It does gather the sense of the actions of pouring multiple thoughts … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_3

As usual, you got me thinking about a number of issues. I’d like to ask you about just one. You started by stating: “To increase reflection, one must increase critical thinking.” At face-value, this seems a self-evident proposition, but after … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_2

Your post brings up a very, very important topic: the purpose and value of education. Before I speak to that, we must clear the ground on a point of fact. Steven Pinker’s book, “The Better Angels of our Nature”, tells … Continue reading

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Edev_501 Response wk10_1

What might this be? “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anaïs Nin What people see in this Rorschach inkblot test (Rorschach, n.d.) is supposedly suggestive of their intelligence, thought processes and other … Continue reading

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