ERIC Number: EJ1095727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
My School, My Self: It's Time for the Paradigm Shift to Actually Shift
Blodget, Alden S.
Independent School, v75 n3 Spr 2016
As is becoming increasingly clear from research into the role of emotion in learning, people think and learn about what matters to them. This article discusses why the purpose of education ought to be to help students figure out who they are and what the world means to them. This is how they become productive, moral citizens of the world. Knowledge--the facts of history, math, science, and other school subjects--and various skills are important, but only to the extent that they become personally meaningful and helpful in the worlds in which individuals must live. Once the faculty and administration of a school have truly studied, understood, and internalized the research into learning and brain function, they will need to use their new understanding as lenses through which to examine traditional assumptions about learning.
Descriptors: Private Schools, Models, Change, Role of Education, Citizenship Education, Student Development, Research, Learning, Emotional Response, Brain, Educational Practices, Change Strategies
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