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Contemporary issues in education

Required Reading:

The articles below, written for the New Horizons website, provide a review of materials associated with educational change andrenewal, much of which have been inspired by innovations in curriculum design.

Dee Dickinson: Learning Society of the Future: Questions to Consider

In Maturing Outcomes Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston present a map of educational outcomes intended for use by educationalleaders.

Although the focus is on business, there is much wisdom that can be applied to schools and learning in this article byTachi Kiuchi: What I Learned in the Rainforest

Stephanie Marshall: Principles for the New Story of Learning

Willam Ayers: Teacher Talk: Teachers Building A Professional Community by Talking to OtherTeachers About Teaching

PDF Files below:

Dickinson: Learning Society of the Future: Questions to Consider

Costa and Garmston: Maturing Outcomes

Kiuchi: What I Learned in the Rainforest

Principles for the New Story of Learning

Teacher Talk: Teachers Building A Professional Community by Talking to Other Teachers About Teaching

Assignment 9: active reading and creating dialogue

Assignment 9: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue


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GOAL: To reflect on contemporary issues in education through the use of a tool known as "Focused Freewriting."

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Assignment 9: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue

  • Choose one article from all of the web-based articles you read on the previous page. Find a sentence or phrase within that article thatcaptures your attention. Re-type that sentence or phrase; put it in quotation marks; and tell which article it came from. Now, use thatsentence or phrase as a trigger to do a "Focused Freewrite" - 2-3 paragraphs in length.
    A Focused Freewrite is when you use a phrase or sentence from something you've read as a trigger for free-form writing - that is,you write any thoughts, questions, stories that come to mind as it relates to this phrase or sentence. Focused Freewrites may end up2-3 paragraphs in length, and sometimes you'll stick to the trigger topic and sometimes your mind will wander into seeminglyunrelated places. Give yourself permission to move between "wandering" and coming back to writing about the topic.

Making small changes first

What do students see, hear, taste, touch, smell when they enter your classroom? How do they see something of themselvesreflected in the classroom? Is there evidence of student work? Interesting works in progress? Colorful posters on the wall?

Questions & Answers

do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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