utterances can somehow touch mysterious depths which analysis can never quite fathom

Walter Ong studied how human life and consciousness changed substantially with the move from oral to written cultures. He worked at a crossroads of communication theory, history and literature. Ong also wrote a lot about the history of education (including material on the early moves from classical to modern classroom methods). He argues that weContinue reading “utterances can somehow touch mysterious depths which analysis can never quite fathom”

more intense and reflective perhaps

The most neglected reality in education is the reality of the present moment, of what is happening here and now in the classroom itself. To speak of the classroom as a place “in which obedience to truth is practied” is to break the barriers between the classroom and the world–past, present, and future. To speakContinue reading “more intense and reflective perhaps”