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‘Cultural learners’ in the cradle

Reblogged: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113842.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) Summary:Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ‘foreigners.’ A new study shows that this behavior, replicated already at the age of … Continue reading

Indigenous Knowledge and Medicine

North American Indigenous pedagogy acknowledges diverse ways of knowing and respects the pluralism of knowledge. Like many traditional cultures, there seem to be an acceptance of highly sensitivity as a natural trait that some people simply possess. Their understanding of health is quite different from modern traditional western medicine. Health varies depending on the geographic … Continue reading

Representation and the Senses

Representation and the Senses Our understanding of the senses has been greatly impoverished by our contemporary notion of representation. Much has changed in how we understand representation since its inception. The idea of representation was developed during ancient Greece time. Aristotle’s perspective encompassed each senses as a specific mode of representation, verbal, visual or musical, … Continue reading

Chapter 1: A Sensorial Being Struggling in a Disembodied Culture (Draft)

Chapter 1: A Sensorial Being Struggling in a Disembodied Culture   (Draft) When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our … Continue reading