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If Connection is a Must for Learning, then Let’s Burn the Austen Books and Shakespeare Plays

Michael Caulfield writes as one of many “connectivist” advocates in education who place a high priority on the formation of social bonds in the classrom — what are often called “personal learning networks.” The amount and duration of connection in a class is seen as the indicator of its success. Caulfield uses connectivist ideas to [...]

Transitional Forms: Que Sediba, Sediba

How can evolution be taught over creationism in the public schools when there are no transitional forms?

We should be clear about this: If Darwin’s Theory is correct, we should be able to find a well defined trail of fossils that clearly show the gradual, very slow change of distant ancestors to man. Simply put, [...]