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EDEV_504 Week 9_4

[Note: This post is out of sequence because I found it in my drafts folder. It is from Module 4. Still, the theme sits nicely with what I was writing in Module 5. This may be a sign that I’m … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 9_4

To counteract your incipient cynicism, let me offer these two famous and contradictory quotations. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.—George Bernard Shaw A cynic is a man who knows the … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 2_5

Thanks for bringing Kegan and Lahey’s (2009) book to my attention. I’ve found Kegan’s The Evolving Self (1982) highly influential in shaping my understanding of self so thank you for giving me the opportunity to look at his later work. The … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk7_8

I have a question for you that is not directly about this week’s topic but has some impact into next week’s one. In your country, does the medical association produce consensus studies on most/ many/ all/ some modes of treatment? … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk5_2

As always, I thoroughly appreciated your exposition on the week’s discussion topic. I was following your smooth flow of logic until the last paragraph when you cited Knight and Mattick (2006). Their insistence that “knowledge … being more contextual, contingent … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk5_1

In section B, you say that Beaty, Gibbs, and Morgan (1997) categorise learners as surface, extrinsic who limit their engagement to leisure activities. Universities, though, you categorise as offering deep, extrinsic and challenging approaches. Do you mean this? I think … Continue reading

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Edev_502 wk5

Week 5’s topic focussed on the teleological function of the process of learning. That’s a roundabout way of saying that the act of learning supposes a permanent change in the individual and that educators need to present processes that encourage … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk1_6

Your ASTP does indeed sound very good. I’d forgotten that you train future teachers, even though you had mentioned that in the last module (and of course you being in ‘The Faculty of Education’ is a dead giveaway!) Yes, future … Continue reading

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