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The Education Catastrophe

The Education Catastrophe

Update: 2021-09-27
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Our children are the future, yet our willingness to invest in them dawdles and whimpers. With so much at stake - including our species' own survival - why have we chosen to ignore this problem?


This episode takes a look at the motivations and bottlenecks surrounding this issue.


"It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self." -- Donald Woods Winnicott


"Whether in the public or independent sector, in schools or at home, being creative in providing education and promoting creativity are not dispensable luxuries. They are essential to enable us all to make lives that are worth living." -- Sir Ken Robinson




Links:

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Education, Children, Learning & Development (courses, books, research, and other resources):


https://www.amazon.com/Make-Stick-Science-Successful-Learning/dp/0674729013

https://www.amazon.com/Intelligence-Understanding-Creation-Intelligent-Machines/dp/0805078533

https://www.amazon.com/Discipline-Without-Punishment-Employees-Performers/dp/0814402763


https://www.wondrium.com/scientific-secrets-for-raising-kids-who-thrive

https://www.wondrium.com/raising-emotionally-and-socially-healthy-kids

https://www.wondrium.com/how-to-raise-lifelong-learners

https://www.wondrium.com/how-the-world-learns-comparative-educational-systems


Scrum:


https://www.amazon.com/Scrum-Doing-Twice-Work-Half/dp/038534645X


Scrum in The Classroom:


https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-classroom-part-1-time-change

https://threeteacherstalk.com/2019/01/25/using-scrum-in-the-classroom/


Marijuana & The Adolescent Brain (Research):


Marijuana Use and High School Dropout: The Influence of Unobservables: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2910149/

Effects of Cannabis on the Adolescent Brain: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3930618/

Is the Adolescent Brain at Greater Vulnerability to the Effects of Cannabis?: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00859/full

Cannabis and the adolescent brain: https://www.pnas.org/content/117/1/7

What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-pot-really-does-to-the-teen-brain/


NOVA Principles (bad science):


NOVA homepage: https://novaprinciples.com/

Religious Kids Are Less Likely to Get in Trouble (as cited by NOVA): http://www.center4research.org/religious-kids-likely-good/


Effects of Religion (the more honest science):


Mixed Blessing: The Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Religion on Child Development among Third-Graders: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/10/1/37/htm

Science Does Not Say That Religious Children Are More Likely to be 'Immoral': https://futurism.com/no-science-does-not-say-that-religious-children-are-more-likely-to-be-immoral


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