Syllabus Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Lessons from Teaching with Games – ProfHacker – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Circle of Courage – Native American Model of Education

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“Anthropologists have long known that Native Americans reared courageous, respectful children without using harsh coercive controls. Nevertheless, Europeans colonizing North America tried to “civilize” indigenous children in punitive boarding schools, unaware that Natives possessed a sophisticated philosophy that treated children with deep respect.”The Circle of CourageCircle Courage Long

“The Circle of Courage is a model of positive youth development first described in the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk, co-authored by Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern. The model integrates Native American philosophies of child-rearing, the heritage of early pioneers in education and youth work, and contemporary resilience research. The Circle of Courage is based in four universal growth needs of all children: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

These traditional values are validated by contemporary child research and are consistent with the findings of Stanley Coopersmith who identified four foundations for self-worth: significance, competence, power, and virtue. These are summarized below:

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Here’s a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education — and Generate $225 Trillion – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2014/12/01/heres-a-plan-to-turn-around-u-s-education-and-generate-225-trillion/

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Here’s a Plan to Turn Around U.S. Education — and Generate $225 Trillion – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2014/12/01/heres-a-plan-to-turn-around-u-s-education-and-generate-225-trillion/

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No Pineapple Left Behind – Subaltern Games

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Creator of neocolonialism (on steam) http://subalterngames.com/neocolonialism/