Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Seeking first to understand as opposed to being understood

There are some thing I do not agree with in this talk, I should tell you that right at the beginning. But, nonetheless, it's beautiful to hear. I've read somewhere that Rita Pierson at times sounds more like a preacher than an educator, and at times indeed she does. Whether it's a good thing, or a bad one, or somewhere in between, I leave for you to decide. There's definitely food for thought in what she says.

And remember:

"I am somebody. I was somebody when I came. I'll be a better somebody when I leave. I am powerful, and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress, and places to go." You say it long enough, it starts to be a part of you. 

Love to all,

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A Coursera bucket list

This is just wishful thinking on my part. I'd like to join a MOOC - a massive open online course. If you need more info on what a MOOC is click here.

And here's a list of the things I'd like to try:

Introduction to Psychology, University of Toronto
The Camera Never Lies, Univeristy of London
Why we need Psychology, University of London
Social Psychology, Wesleyan University
"Pay Attention!!" ADHD Through the Lifespan, University of Pennsylvania
A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behaviour, Duke University

Now, someone, please send a remote control so I can put everything else on hold.