Wonderful explanation of the need to think of neuro-sciences as an essential activism area. The idea of developing “neuro-wisdom” instead of being manipulated. IDriss Aberkane believes we are in a renaissance that can lead to a “neuro-naissance” or “neuro-fascism”…. Thus the importance of developing ‘neuro-rights”…. Interesting concepts….. I hope the book gets translated to english.
Excerpt from the full article via To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift. Why haven’t education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Because disaffection with the education system reflects a much deeper societal malaise, it’s imperative … More To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | MindShift
One distinction between 20th and 21st century media is the introduction of networks. Networks operate very differently from broadcast media, in part because they are spaces of actions. Visual culture began on a system where the audience was passive, absorbing messages without offering much feedback. Network culture however is founded on a value system of … More Disability and Diversity as New Media (draft)
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Another area of our culture that we do not often associate with aesthetics is modern medicine. Nevertheless, it is a particularly powerful discursive and propagation tool of aesthetics. Its status as science makes … More Modern Medicine as Sensorial Anesthetics
We boast that we have conquered matter, and forget that it is matter that has enslaved us—okakura Children are taught to value specific approaches to sensory life that are highly regimented by our cultural rules. Indeed, psychologists have established that we have specific social norms and languages related to our use of time, space, touch, … More The Aesthetics of Space (draft)
Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … More Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)
Introduction What is Heightened Sensory Processing? Our own story What does it mean to be highly sensitive? Nurturing Sensitivities DIY HSP Well-Being Digital Native Learning Letting go of Cultural Fear Changing our Sensory Context The highly sensitive family: how to thrive in a toxic world
Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … More Sabbatical Report
Nature’s Child – YouTube.
reblogged article from Depth Psychology List – Blog. In the Face of Trauma: A Depth Psychological Approach 20 Dec 2012 1:08 AM | Bonnie Bright (Administrator) In the aftermath of the terrible tragedy of the Sandy Hook Newtown Connecticut mass school shooting, many of us are experiencing some degree of trauma–whether we knew the victims … More In the Face of Trauma: A Depth Psychological Approach
THE BIG MYTH.
Reblogged: Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer. Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer Posted on October 1, 2012 by ldecoursy This is re-posted from The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Christian Greer serves as program director for the Hive … More Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer