A response to Without Miracles

This past Tuesday in our Technology, Society, and Culture (CEP 951) course, our instructor (Yong Zhao) provided us the opportunity to video conference with the author of one of our assigned texts, Gary Cziko, author of Without Miracles: Universal Selection Theory and the Second Darwinian Revolution.  Published in 1995, this text tackles evolution in both… Continue reading A response to Without Miracles

Review 2: Cuban and Christensen, Johnson and Horn

The education reform rhetoric has reached a fever pitch. A perusal of the opinion pages and television news shows, even Oprah, reflects the growing angst about the nation’s increasing powerlessness to solve the fundamental question of how best to educate our nation’s youth. We disagree on the content, the methods, the assessments. We lay blame… Continue reading Review 2: Cuban and Christensen, Johnson and Horn

951 Review 1: Diamond and Ehrlich

There exists a complex interplay among our human natures, the societies that we construct, and the tools we utilize to maintain and further those societies.  Paul Ehrlich’s Human Natures and Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel both examine this interplay and seek to elucidate the factors that, whether we are conscious of it or not,… Continue reading 951 Review 1: Diamond and Ehrlich

Welcome to my learning

Welcome to my new learning space.  For the past few years, I have been blogging with my high school students (when I was still in the classroom) and about my own learnings and experiences over at my edublogs site.  While I’ve loved edublogs, I felt the need for a little more freedom and a little… Continue reading Welcome to my learning

Using Digital Storytelling to make research compelling

On this site, I’ve been creating a Research Development Portfolio as part of my coursework for the doctoral program in Ed Psych, Ed Tech at Michigan State University.  This is my first semester, so I am tasked with beginning my journey as an academic and researcher.  For this particular assignment, I was asked to utilize… Continue reading Using Digital Storytelling to make research compelling

EPETerrific: a reflection on my first days

It is hotter than July outside and I am finally digging myself out from an intense two-week introduction to my EPET hybrid program at Michigan State University.  A number of my friends and colleagues are considering the program themselves, so I thought I would give a peek into what I have experienced since starting the… Continue reading EPETerrific: a reflection on my first days

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