Teaching meta-cognitive skills in Psychology

One of the great advantages of teaching psychology is exploring its own identity crisis. Is it a science? A humanities? Who is a psychologist - humanists, behaviourists, evolutionary psychologists, neuroscientists? What method would we use to identify which kind of psychologist you want to be?  Are there limitations to what the scientific method can tell …

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Ken Osborne and the renewal of civic-education

Back in 1999, Ken Osborne, a history teacher and retired faculty in the University of Manitoba education department, warned us of the lack of civic debate concerning the ends of public education. His book, Education: A Guide To The Canadian Education Debate - Or, Who Wants What and Why? was intended to bolster this discussion beyond …

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