A (Dys)functional Approach to Education

Popular calls for education reform to produce 'functions' of creativity only provide an ironic outline of what is missing from this functional education system: the human element. Education must produce humans. Creativity is a natural expression of humanity. In order to teach someone what it means to be human, there must be some understanding of what this is or how it might look.

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Education for Empowerment of Individuals and Communities

Communities of Empowerment – Chapter & Article Review Kevin Jenson Colorado State University Approaching the concept of empowerment from a western perspective, there are three major views that dominate the discussion. Functional empowerment is the focus of most university and adult training programs. It involves an improvement of skills and performance in one’s roles. Psychological … Continue reading Education for Empowerment of Individuals and Communities

Andragogy and Cultural Competency

This post was first published at http://www.listenlovelead.com/discovering-mendota-blog. Please click the link for additional articles. In an increasingly diverse learning environment, cultural competence may be considered to be an essential tool of the lifelong learner. The ability to navigate a varying landscapes of perspectives and approaches to knowledge, problem solving and relationships is vital for the … Continue reading Andragogy and Cultural Competency