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Epistemology Discussion: History of Knowledge 11.06.13

With pencast notes provided by Julie and the Livescribe pen.

Epistemology Discussion: Maximum Knowledge 11.05.13

With visual notes provided by Julie and the Livescribe Pen.

Metaphysics Reflection / Epistemology Unit Planning Notes

With thanks to Julie for the notes, above are the representative themes, questions, and wishes for our upcoming study of Epistemology. The class discussion reflected on elements of the Metaphysics unit content, and delivery methods, to propose improved engagement in the class’ future studies.

Who contributed positively to your study of Metaphysics?

A few highlights from the Metaphysics unit reflection completed yesterday: Who do you think contributed positively to your group conversations? …because the group was small and we were in a low-pressure environment, all of us were able to comfortably share our ideas to the best of our abilities. We all learned a lot from every … Continue reading

Epistemology Intro Reading

For Monday, please read the two posts linked below, both from Jonathan Toews’ work last year: Individual Development of Knowledge The development of one’s own epistemological statement requires a basis of knowledge in the subject (ironically enough). In reading a booklet provided to us, everything seemed to overlap. Each subject, each idea seemed to reach … Continue reading

Metaphysical Emergence and the Discussable Object

“It is to the reality which mediates [people], and to the perception of that reality held by educators and people, that we must go to find the program content of education.” Paulo Freire As we set out to encounter Metaphysics, my ambition as teacher is to help frame the creation of a learning object as … Continue reading

I Know That I Don’t Know…I Think (Emily)

I confess, I am feeling slightly daunted by everyone’s posts. Everyone has these huge long posts about what they believe or know or drew in class. As for me, I’m not usually very good at thinking on the spot. So, I’m normally not too involved in heated class discussions. I usually let stuff bounce around … Continue reading

Epistemological Ecology – Mr. J

There is a certain pleasure in being allowed to start things off in a class like #Philosophy12; while others may garner the satisfaction that comes from rising to the challenge of the various assignments and syntheses of ideas, as classroom facilitator my critical tasks have thus far revolved around the outset of the unit. Having … Continue reading

My Epistemology – Mr. J Edition

About halfway through my attempted introduction of Philosophy 12’s Epistemology unit assignments – clumsily introduced here – Jonathan asked a salient question:  Could you do one of these assignments first, so we can see what it is you’re looking for? To refresh myself ourselves, the individual piece of the Epistemology study will be to create a personal epistemological … Continue reading

Thoughts on beginning Epistemology

No small part of the #Philosophy12 course design has been based in the framework of social constructivism: according to which all “knowledge is a compilation of human-made constructions”,[16] “not the neutral discovery of an objective truth”.[17] Whereas objectivism is concerned with the “object of our knowledge”, constructivism emphasises “how we construct knowledge”.[18] Constructivism proposes new definitions for knowledge and truth that form … Continue reading