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New Media

By |April 10th, 2016|

New Media is a 21st Century catchall term used to define all that is related to the internet and the interplay between technology, images and sound. New media evolves and morphs continuously.

Most technologies described as “new media” are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulated, networkable, dense, compressible, and interactive. Some examples may be the […]

Ancient Greek perspectives on Experiential Learning

By |January 14th, 2014|

Socrates‟ greatest contribution to experiential learning was his elenctic method. Plato calls the Socratic method elenchus (Apology 21, c – e, 23a), meaning, positively, a way of
asking questions that helps the interlocutor know what they know and do not know. Here, the skilful teacher only facilitates learning, thought fully assessing where the student is at, and prompting the student‟s own discovery.

Plato argued that learning can, and should, be enjoyable.

Plato envisioined the just society to […]

Catholic schools a place to develop the whole child: Pope Francis

By |January 12th, 2014|

Pope Francis talks about how education should be more than just a place to expand intellect – that it should also be a place to learn compassion and magnanimity. He stressed that school should be a place to develop the whole child – mind, body, and spirit – and that teachers should try unique ways to […]