Pedagogy v Education

The first chapter in Educating Gen Wifi is a brief summary on the origins of schooling.  I have to admit it was a late edition in the drafting process but in hindsight the chapter is critical.  How many parents or even teachers for that matter have an understanding of the factors that have shaped modern … More Pedagogy v Education

Letting go of the past

The great American pedagogue, John Dewey, believed schooling could be summed up by stating that its locus was in the teacher and textbooks – everywhere except the child and their activities. Perhaps teachers have always been afraid of releasing control to the kind of learning tasks that are social, collaborative and chaotic. So it was … More Letting go of the past