Media literacy for TOK?

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Professional development for Theory of Knowledge teachers? February 6 is the last day for signing up for the current iteration of the course  Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens.  It’s an online course offered on coursera.org. It can be done fairly inexpensively for credit or audited for free (presumably without the February 6 sign-up). Me, I’ve cruised through its outline and […]

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“Therapy wars” and the human sciences

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Thanks largely to the cognitive sciences, we’ve learned much in recent decades about how our own minds work. As knowledge flows from research journals to the popular media, recent findings in psychology have stimulated considerable commentary and advice on dealing with the problems that trouble our minds. Psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy, complex topics within […]

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The challenge for educational technology is keeping the focus on the education

What can be done to ensure that technology truly improves learning outcomes? Two thoughts for a complicated scenario. I started teaching in the pre-digital era, and moved into education technology as a professional when I discovered just how it could help improve the learning outcomes for my students. And these were analogue technologies that at […]

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