“Poetry has a way of forcing one into recognition, or transformation, or both if we’re lucky.”“We Can’t Rush This Kind of Power”: An Educator on Teaching Poetry to High Schoolers During the Pandemic
In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing. […] It is not surprising that the banking concept of education regards men as adaptable, manageable beings. The more students work at storing the deposits entrusted to them, the less … Continue reading The Liberal Arts by Themselves Will not Save Democracy, but Teaching Them More Effectively Might
SIMPLE SOCIAL STUDIES: HOW DO “TRADITIONS” GET LOST? (LEARN IN A POLITICAL-ECONOMIC WAY, AND NOT IN A SENTIMENTAL WAY)– Manosh Chowdhury Today we will think about tradition, friends. When it comes to tradition, many of you are awakened to a teary-eyed nationalism, so please let it go for a while. Otherwise, you may mess up … Continue reading How do “traditions” get lost?
A violinist plays in a concentration camp. A refugee carries a book of poetry. Art sustains us when survival is uncertainBy Sarah FineRead at AeonHumanity at night