On our structural integrity

.. the pupil is never educated to the degree of consciousness, but only to the degree of trust and reverence, and a child is not made a man, but kept a child

8 Forms of human relations

..belongingness, respect, protection, love, security, self-esteem, .. cannot be satisfied by trees, mountains or even dogs; only from healthy relations with other human beings. It is also, only, to other human beings that we can give these in the fullest measure

The human purpose

One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment in life (Maslow) In order to discern what a/the human purpose is/ought to be, lets recap what a human is. A human being is: a complex, ambiguous, meaning-making, understanding, and feeling creature that has a unique biologically rooted, intangible mental life; ..a… Continue reading The human purpose

6 Indiscernible effects of technology on society

Of all articles (that I’ve read) discussing the impact of technology on society, I find these (Carse's) elements indiscernible yet fundamental to having a holistic view to the use of technology in society. We use technology against ourselves. Machines do not, of course, make us into machines when we operate them; we make ourselves into machinery in… Continue reading 6 Indiscernible effects of technology on society

Effects of evaluation on learning

How is it possible to write a procedure for absolutely every possible situation, especially in a world filled with unexpected events? Answer: it’s impossible. [Yet] procedures and rule books dominate industry. - Norman Evaluation requires that a known phenomena be measured or quantified against its former self or another. In learning, this can be seen… Continue reading Effects of evaluation on learning