EC&I 830, it has been a slice! This debate style course was unique and interesting and it posed challenging questions for me to ponder over the course of the semester. I have my mind made up in some areas but others I am still stuck in the middle! Regardless, discussing the important issues in ed … More A Journey Back Through EC&I 830
Our debate topic this week — technology is a force for equity in society — is, in my opinion, the most complex topic thus far. The previous four debates focused (from my perspective) on a more local-provincial level and at time national level. However, this topic seems more far reaching to me. Yes, it resonates … More Whodunnit? Tech is the scapegoat for society’s inequity.
What a great debate last night! Our topic: Is social media ruining childhood? We heard opening statements from Team Agree and then opening statements from my team, Team Disagree. Here are the highlights from each team: On the flip side, social media has the potential to strengthen relationships and offer a sense of … More From Liability to Asset: A New Take on Social Media
At the heart of our debate topic this week were issues of privacy, consent and online sharing as two teams mused over the topic of whether openness and sharing in schools is unfair to our kids. Team Agree started their opening statement with a bang by discussing the dangers of ignorance and permanence of children’s digital footprints … More To Share or Not to Share? That is the question.
I have long ascribed to the paradigm of constructivism when it comes to teaching and learning. Constructivism says that: “people construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences. When we encounter something new, we have to reconcile it with our previous ideas and experience, maybe changing … More I don’t know. Just Google it.