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Information: Too Much of a Good Thing?

  • Posted on: 21 March 2014
  • By: Tina McCoy

There's more information available through a handheld device than all the teachers you've ever known could convey if they taught 24/7 for the next 100 years. Did I make that up?  Yes, but honestly I think they would have to teach infinitely longer than 100 years. Information is everywhere, and it can be obtained quickly and easily.  The 'playing field' of education has changed, but most educators don't realize it. How many teachers do you know who still believe it is their job to simply pass on information to their students? The problem is, that's not what students need.

Education Must Encourage Divergent Thinking that Empowers Students

  • Posted on: 19 August 2013
  • By: webmaster
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Cover

Don’t ever underestimate the importance of the role of education in our world!  That is one of the big things I ‘took away’ from this text.  While knowledge gives power, the methods by which school systems educate sometimes squelch the very creativity and divergent thinking that schools profess to encourage.