posts tagged: higher education

John Dewey’s Vision of Learning as Freedom

Who wants to attend school to learn to be “human capital”? Who aspires for their children to become economic or military resources? Dewey had a different vision. Given the pace of change, it is impossible (he noted in 1897) to know what the world will be like in a couple of decades, so schools first and foremost should teach us habits of learning. For Dewey, these habits included awareness of our interdependence; nobody is an expert on everything. He emphasized “plasticity,” an openness to being shaped by experience: “The inclination to learn from life itself and to make the conditions of life such that all will learn in the process of living … Keep Reading…

Ellie, Rachel and Dan – Learning that friendships count

Friendships count

This is a #wowwales tribute to Ellie Collins, Rachel Williams and Dan Middleton, WOWWales colleague, mentors and friends. The #wowwales insight series is a collection of blog posts about women across Wales who have mentored, supported and inspired me. Who inspires you? Keep Reading…

Sandra Elliott – Learning about leading through collaboration

Women of the World Festival 2013

This is a #wowwales tribute to Sandra Elliott, Director of CAIRD, Cardiff Univeristy, a colleague, mentor and friend. The #wowwales insight series is a collection of blog posts about women across Wales who have mentored, supported and inspired me. Who inspires you? Keep Reading…

Heather Rowlands – Learning about the Dedication of Service

This is a #wowwales tribute to Heather Rowlands, a colleague, mentor and friend. The #wowwales insight series is a collection of blog posts about women across Wales who have mentored, supported and inspired me. Who inspires you? Keep Reading…

Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham – Learning about Being Public

This is a #wowwales tribute to Dr. Anne Marie Cunningham, a colleague, mentor and friend. The #wowwales insight series is a collection of blog posts about women across Wales who have mentored, supported and inspired me. Who inspires you? Keep Reading…