I shared this at our recent seminar on Community Conversations as we struggled with how to move forward to promote this kind of dialoque. Quote from Myles Horton: I can’t sleep, but there are dreams. What you must do is … Continue reading
At our first few meetings at WISR in 2014, the three of us present talked about what to call ourselves and decided to use the term think tank as we want to invite others from the community to be a … Continue reading
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Earth Day: Sharing Concerns and Exploring Solutions Endorsed by WISR’s Educating for a Change Think Tank Friday, April 25th, 5:30 – 8:30pm Marilyn Jackson, PhD, WISR Faculty, Facilitator. Click here for a pdf flyer Join us to share … Continue reading
Present: Art Warmoth, Michael McAvoy and Marilyn Jackson Marilyn suggested we call ourselves Education and Social Change Think Tank. Art and Michael discussed various related phrases, Education is Social Change, Activism is Scholarship, and vice versa. We discussed the relationship between … Continue reading
I’m thinking it would be good for me and/or others to do a powerpoint presentation about Grundtvig, or Horton and Freire perhaps. Let me know if you would like to collaborate on learning to do a Powerpoint project presentation.
Since writing first entry below, I started another blog on the relationship between social democracy, the folk school movement and happiness or well being. http://folkschool.wisrville.org/ I would still like to be part of a discussion on alternative education. This sounds … Continue reading
What shall we call this blog? The meaning of “higher education” doesn’t come naturally to most of us. We know about high school. In Denmark they had the “folk high school,” folk meaning “the people.” Folk high shools are not … Continue reading