What are the fundamental differences between Western philosophies and Native North American ways of knowing? (Generally, how does each culture view the world and education?) How can you incorporate seemingly different ways of knowing in your curriculum? When responding to your classmates' posts, take the role of a student of a Native North American culture and ask a what if question. Note:
A global school is one that "prepares children to become citizens of the world and to be aware of the cultures and countries beyond their own", according to Clare W all, the global education coordinator at Batheaston primary school in Bath. [ [ "I think that is one of the most crucial things we as teachers have to teach young children."
Wall takes her responsibilities seriously because most of the school's predominantly white, British pupils have only what they see on TV or in the newspapers to fuel their understanding of what it means to live in a multicultural society. Wall, though, is slowly changing their perspective on their world - beginning by establishing a school allotment. "There is a plot for every class and the food they grow goes back into the school kitchen, so they are eating the food they grow. The garden is part of a wider sustainability project, which has got them thinking about world environmental issues."
The project has also encouraged the children to think more analytically and develop simple critical skills. "They are much more willing to think about the bigger issues and are much more motivated," admits Wall.
But the benefits of bringing a global dimension into the classroom go beyond creating more motivated pupils. It also brings additional professional satisfaction. Sarah Howells is international coordinator at Danum school technology college, in Doncaster, with a pupil roll of 2,000. Taking on this new role allowed her to complete a masters module in international partnerships to improve both her understanding of the global dimension and her professional skills.
"This work has really helped me to think about whole-school teaching. It's been a huge asset to me. Because of the global links with other schools I have also made new friends with colleagues across the world, especially with our partner schools in Turkey, Poland and Germany, who I am in regular email contact with." All primary and secondary schools are expected to introduce a global dimension to learning through the national curriculum. ] ] Auto answered|Score .6|monkpo1|Points 20|Note:
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The most fundamental difference between Western philosophy and Eastern philosophies is that Western philosophies are largely reductionistic. [ They try to start with basic building blocks and build up to an answer or an explanation of a more complex thought. They try to explain things. Eastern philosophies begin with an explanation or an answer already known and the student must find a way to get there. Somehow the proof of the puzzle has been lost, but the structure of the universe is known.
There have been some Western philosophers who have espoused an Eastern way of thinking, Plato for one. Plato believed that we already know everything we want to know, but the process of birth somehow caused us to forget it. If we think hard enough, we can remember what we already know.
There really are no why questions in Eastern philosophy; a better question is: Because?
Also, the western idea of mysticism, monasticism, solitude, and prayer come closer to Eastern ways of knowing. ] Expert answered|nikkidonker|Points 60|Note:
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