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Education for Global Dialogue, Wide Awakeness, and Service to Life

Date: March 19, 2015

Summary: This show will introduce you to the 21st Annual Summer Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, a consortium for attuning to service to better humankind, by reviewing the pedagogy and theory of James Moffett, the education prophet of global dialogue.


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Tom Gage, Chair of the Gulen Youth Platform:

How can we leverage the mundane standards we are required to teach to befit our students' better selves and higher longings? [The second question is] How can we recenter our overall vision of the universe of discourse on I/Thou dialogue rather than on the sheer I/It mastery of knowledge and skills? And it seems to me, that the medium is the message. The medium of testing forces deterministically, the teacher to shape the message to the students through these tests."

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