Professional Development, Awesome or Awful?

In an interview with Douglas Rushkoff, Pixar animator, Michael Frederickson, talked about the sensation of being awestruck, a moment where your mind has been cognitively blown, leaving you open to new sensations. As Frederickson explains, When awe is positive, you are feeling something vast and novel, but not something that is morally threatening to you.…

Learnification and the Purpose of Education

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have started reading Gert Biesta’s book, Good Education in an Age of Measurement. In the first chapter, he puts forward the case of three key arguments for a ‘good education‘: qualification, socialization and subjectification. Qualification is defined as: The qualification function…