Category Archives: Public Pedagogy

So Many Hands to Hold in the Classroom – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education

A more and more common trend that seems to be tied to how educational cooperatives (colleges & universities) are becoming more & more like financial corporations who operate via an advertising curriculum that tells clients what they need and what … Continue reading

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5 New Technologies That Have Changed The Digital Classroom | Edudemic

In the past, the suggestion of getting a college degree without ever cracking a book meant paying a degree mill. It meant the degree was in name only, reflecting neither learning nor effort. Then distance learning meant correspondence courses, perhaps … Continue reading

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On the benefits of a philosophy major « Pleas and Excuses

The blog post below has a very nice graphic which details the proven skills that one obtains with a degree in philosophy. While I am tired of having to justify this over and over, I think it is important to … Continue reading

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Can E-Tutoring Bridge Economic Divides?

In a 1984 paper that is regarded as a classic of educational psychology, Benjamin Bloom, a professor at the University of Chicago, showed that being tutored is the most effective way to learn, vastly superior to being taught in a classroom. … Continue reading

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Carl Elliott – How to be an Academic Failure: A Guide for Beginners

How to be an academic failure? Let me count the ways. You can become a disgruntled graduate student. You can become a burned-out administrator, perhaps an associate dean. You can become an aging, solitary hermit, isolated in your own department, … Continue reading

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McGraw-Hill Education Establishes First-Ever “Pay-for-Performance” Business Model In Partnership With Western Governors University

I am not sure as yet what I think about this. McGraw-Hill Education Establishes First-Ever “Pay-for-Performance” Business Model In Partnership With Western Governors University.

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From academic solos to industrial symphonies

Leaping from academia to industry can be vexing, confusing and, to be frank, sometimes irritating. It is not easy to be trained all your life by trusted professors only to be told that some of this training needs to be … Continue reading

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The Case for Breaking Up With Your Parents

While Lambert, author of “Nonstop,” admires the multitasking undergraduates Harvard attracts, he also worries about the intellectual and emotional costs of such all-consuming busyness. In a turn toward gravitas, he quotes the French film director Jean Renoir’s observation that “the … Continue reading

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Unlocking Student Data Could Lead to ‘App Economy’ for Colleges – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

“…a “MyData button” for students is on the horizon. A government campaign is urging colleges and companies that hold student data to make information like grades and test scores more portable and user-friendly.” via Unlocking Student Data Could Lead to … Continue reading

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Philosophy in the Ivory Tower

A new op-ed on the NY Times philosophy blog The Stone purports to explore whether “philosophy has anything relevant to say to non-philosophers.” However, the amount of jargon in the piece puts up quite an obstacle to such a conversation, … Continue reading

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Open Access: Sharing Inspiration & Experience

@livingarchitect , Rachel Armstrong, posts this nice 90 second vid on sharing our work as we move along in our research. As I watch it, I recall Alex Mosiak’s post previous to this one. There is an important distinction to … Continue reading

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Questioning the Wisdom of Crowds

Has there been an uncritical rush towards teamwork in the workplace? What are the consequences? In the course of this essay about the value of retaining individual autonomy in the workplace, open-plan office space and even the sacred cow of … Continue reading

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Hobbes: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

A new book is out on Thomas Hobbes and our current political situation. This is an interview with the author, Prof. Ted H. Miller: Nature (and nature’s architect) had fallen short. With the right science, human beings could become the … Continue reading

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Reshaping History… Research

Historians are also talking about what we at CSID have been describing for a while vis. the humanities & the future of the university… Life beyond the tenure track was a big topic. In a series of columns in the … Continue reading

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Re-thinking Rigor, version 2.0.1.2

An interesting overview at an education blog critiquing the amount of time spent spinning pedagogical PR rather than thinking through a sustainable PAIDEIA. What I want is for every American child, every British child, Canadian child, Irish child, Australian child, … Continue reading

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The Useless PhD?

Thanks to Senior Fellow @ProfSteveFuller for tweeting this article: ON THE evening before All Saints’ Day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg. In those days a thesis was simply a position … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Path for Non-Traditional Students

The Finish@UT program, which launched last week, is a selection of UT-System-approved online courses aimed primarily at students between ages 25 and 35 who have already amassed credits toward an undergraduate degree. “Particularly those students who have had various life … Continue reading

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Frodeman & Briggle Reblogged at Becoming Integral

Thanks to our alum Sam Mickey for reblogging this new piece. Much appreciated! What is becoming of philosophy in the 21st century?  There’s a great piece on that topic that just came out in the Chronicle of Higher Education Review. It … Continue reading

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Note from an Underground Humanist

I wonder what Mr. Irion would think of Frodeman & Briggles’ new piece in the Chronicle? I sit in my last class. It’s a class about Toni Morrison. It’s a survey course, so we have covered all of her books. … Continue reading

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We’re All Crazy Around Here

or at least, someone is. Adam and I–with the ample help of our entire community of thinkers, here at CSID and abroad in the world–have spent nearly a year writing the little piece that came out in the Chronicle Review … Continue reading

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The CHE Review: “A New Philosophy for the 21st Century”

Just out at the Chronicle of Higher Education Reviw by Adam Briggle and me: We have devoted our lives to philosophy. We want the field to survive and, if possible, prosper. But it is increasingly doubtful that academic philosophy can … Continue reading

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No News Better Than Fox News

Quick, were Egyptian protesters successful in their bid to overthrow longtime president Hosni Mubarak earlier this year? According to a new poll (PDF) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, if you watch Fox News you are significantly less likely to know the correct … Continue reading

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Student Reaction to Future of Humanity Talk

Below is one of the most cogent student reactions we received to our Sept 07, 2011, Future of Humanity Panel with Brad Allenby, Steve Fuller, & Dan Sarewitz. Shari Esquenazi <shariesquenazi@yahoo.com> is an undergraduate at UNT and wrote this piece … Continue reading

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A Primer on Field Philosophy

Our concept of field philosophy could use some elaboration. Our tack has been to define it in contrast with applied philosophy. We have, I think, made three points. First is the question of audience. Applied philosophy assumes a disciplinary audience–(applied) … Continue reading

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The Health Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

After last week’s presentation by industry and regulators, yesterday’s panel discussion focused on the health risks of hydraulic fracturing.  It was sorely needed, as the previous discussants were averse to speaking about risk -something to be expected of corporate representatives, … Continue reading

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