Tempus fugit. Days since I last posted have turned into weeks. Been busy at Paces. Pre-occupied at home.
In passing, thought I might share this with you, from Kenan Malik's "Man, Beast and Zombie", referenced on his Wikipedia entry:
In discussing cognitive science and philosophy of mind, Malik concludes that each human being possesses "an extended mind"; a brain becomes a human mind only by its immersion in social relationships together with "other brains linked by language and culture." (p. 331) Human meaning derives not from nature but from the language-linked social network of which we are part." (p. 334)
If, if, If ... OK a big "IF": but if the purpose of education is (not to help kids get jobs) but to help us all to an understanding of "human meaning", then what might this tells about the usefulness (uselessness?) of so-called "research" that passes for much or most research into conductive education?