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The gaze we build: Portrays and Ladies on Fire.

Change the world? As many say, shall we move back to normality—the very normality that defined a world on the brink of disaster? What? No disaster in your perception-horizon? Same with privilege, we don’t recognize or have perception of disaster before … Continue reading

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Remote education and the quarantine: My view

Tell you something: I did no pivoting, when the remote ed pandemics struck. In fact, I seamlessly transited from face-to-face to remote and online teaching (and learning, ftw) in an easy way. Here is my experience after three full COVID-driven … Continue reading

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The cultivation of curiosity

Institutions of learning should be devoted to the cultivation of curiosity. –A. Flexner Abraham Flexner conceived and developed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and was its founding director from 1930 to 1939. A unique place, that was able … Continue reading

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Teaching, Learning–and Studying: The Road Less Traveled.

A book review on Repubblica.it reminds me of a singular issue in the teaching & learning community: Studying, the road less traveled. In it, studying is compared to a sort of rebel passion. Studying is disappearing, writes Paola Mastrocola, author of the … Continue reading

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Writing (and Thinking and Blogging) across the curriculum

Every so often I hear of some initiative being supported by part of the faculty. The creation of a new Redaction Center. Redaction? Because students do not seem to master their own native language. Innovation? Do you think after 12 … Continue reading

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