E26: The Tumultuous History of Active Learning: A conversation with Martin Bickman
This week, we are joined by Professor Martin Bickman of the University of Colorado Boulder to discuss the American tradition of "active learning" and its relationship to John Dewey and the Transcendentalist movement.
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Professor Bickman specializes in American literature, composition, rhetoric, and pedagogy. Bickman has described his interest in student-centered education and participatory democracy in education in a recent autobiographical article, “Returning to Community and Praxis”. Bickman is also the author of the award-winning book, Minding American Education. You can learn more about Professor Bickman's work here.
Dr. Matt Bateman
Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.
In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.
E27: Web3 in Education: A conversation with Vriti Saraf
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E25: The Microschool Revolution: A conversation with Josh and Kirk Umbehr
Join us for a conversation with Kirk and Josh Umbehr of a.school, a microschool management platform. We discuss a.school's unique model—and also why structural innovation is on the critical path for education reform.
E24: Concentration and Character Development: A conversation with Rebecca Girn
Join us for a discussion with Rebecca Girn, Chief Programs Officer of Higher Ground Education, about the process Montessori called “normalization”: centering one’s developing self with concentration and work.
E23: Homeschooling: A conversation with Ryan Delk of Primer
Homeschooling is on the rise. And it’s not just disaffection from the status quo; it’s an enabler of better pedagogy. This week, we were joined by Ryan Delk, CEO and Co-Founder of Primer, an exciting ed-tech company that connects students through interest-based clubs and microschools.