- Talleres y Actividades
- Aprendizaje en línea
- Instituto de Diseño de Cursos en Línea
Educational contexts which reward only right answers train students to focus on learning how to conform to the judgments of others without relying on their own judgment at all.
-Michael Strong, The Habit of Thought
Format: Live, in person
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*You could sign up to either module*
Module 1: Dialogue 101
A dialogue is an opportunity for students to read, analyze, and discuss rich, knowledge-filled material with their peers, in a guided format. Learning to ask good questions is the key. As a result, they build their knowledge, apply it to new situations, share their own ideas, test out their hypotheses and perspectives against those of their peers, and arrive at answers that have been constructed through careful reasoning, solidly related to experience.
In this workshop, we will:
Module 2: Art as a Vehicle for Learning
Art is an important and perhaps unexpected tool in the learning process. Photos, drawings, architecture, music, film, and paintings can communicate an abundance of information. Students can analyze pieces of art to assist them in digging deeper into different perspectives, ideas, and collaborative learning.
During this session we will
This workshop is designed for faculty members, administrators, and students who want to engage in collaborative learning, dialogue, and becoming lifelong learners.
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Marsha Familaro Enright
B.A. Biology, Northwestern University,
M.A. Psychology, The New School for Social Research
Marsha is an educational entrepreneur, teacher, and writer.
In 1990 she founded the Council Oak Montessori School in Chicago, which serves children ages 3 to 14. She was school head for 27 years.
Marsha has published a wide variety of articles in places such as Real Clear Markets, The New Individualist, and Objectivity. These include research papers concerned with psychology, neuropsychology, philosophy, and esthetics, such “Montessori: The Liberator of Children,” “The Habit of Hope” and “The Evolutionary Neuropsychology of Music.” She has also written cultural commentary and literary reviews, such as “Capitalism: the Crucial Protector of the Smallest Minority,” and “Cameron Hawley and the Romance of Business,” available at marsha-familaro-enright.com.
In 2005 she founded the Reason, Individualism, Freedom Institute (RIFI) to develop a new college, using an innovative curriculum and methods. The methods are derived from Montessori principles applied to adults and optimal learning research, with an emphasis on excellent reasoning, writing, and applying knowledge to practical action. The content uses the Great Books and important modern works, especially in science and the freedom movement. Its aim is to develop deeply informed graduates capable of thinking for themselves and putting thought into action to live as free persons.
For 12 years, RIFI sponsored weekend and weeklong seminars using these principles and content, resulting in astounding transformations for its students. Now, we are working to open the College itself, called Reliance College. www.reliancecollege.org.