posts tagged: learning

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…

Sara Pepper – Learning from Creative/Cultural Leaders

This is a #wowwales tribute to Sara Pepper, 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…

Insight Story: Social Ways of Working in Higher Education

Social Ways

This blog post is a reflection of how social technologies are changing the way we work in higher education and their impact on the dominant discourse and thinking around organisational communications and our social ‘lived’ identities as organisations. Keep Reading…

Tanya Saracho: Collaboration shapes us

This blog post is a talk delivered by Tanya Saracho about her story forming Teatro Luna, Chicago’s first and only all-Latina theatre. It is a story about how collaboration through communication shapes us and the power of our stories when shared both within and outside our communities. Keep Reading…