From my conference presentation at the Association of Educational Development in Africa - 14th of April in Cape Town
Posted on 04/05/2015 08:39:13
Remember the objective of the dialectic is to develop, improve and transform ideas, thinking, arguments and situations by doing the three senses. The objective of the propositional is to validate ideas, arguments and explanations (theories) by invalidating, if the/an alternative, contradictory, ideas, explanations, thinking and argument cannot be falsified by the examined then the examined is invalid/ated. Look at the difference in searching for ways forward and development and how to do it. The propositional does not allow contradictions whilst the dialectical draws on them. And thus the dialectic can include the propositional, but the propositional cannot include the dialectical and must reject and invalidate to exist as a valid construct
Posted on 04/05/2015 08:31:24
Yammer is a private social network; collaborate securely across departments, geographies, content and business applications.
Posted on 08/04/2015 11:59:29
Zuma is talking about nepotism and those who are hired as professionals are paying consultants to do the job they are paid to do. What to do about it?, What is the solution?
Posted on 25/03/2015 10:24:16
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Abandoning the teaching of subjects at schools
by Alon Serper - Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:59 AM
here is my gist of it
"Instead, the Finns are teaching phenomena—such as the European Union, which encompasses learning languages, history, politics, and geography...
No more of an hour of history followed by an hour of chemistry. The idea aims to eliminate one of the biggest gripes of students everywhere: “What is the point of learning this?” Now, each subject is anchored to the reason for learning it...
The new system is much more collaborative, forcing teachers from different areas to come up with the curriculum together."
This is a good start. We need to connect it to current emotion-laden and embodied knowledge issues: And of course, for me, the propositional cannot work and the dialectical is far superior epistemologically, ontologically and educationally.
Hence my exercises from yesterday as the issues of colonialism leads to emotions firing up:
Emotions without knowledge and critical analysis and dialectical scrutiny leads to indoctrination and exploitation and a feudal system of those who use the emotions without analysis and critical engagement, formulating questions, enquiring, co-enquiring and working at improving individuals’ lives using everything we have
Posted on 24/03/2015 09:25:18