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I’ve taught in a lot of different environments, to a lot of different learners. From teaching basic English conjunctions to scuba diving rescue patterns, it’s been a complex journey through what we think of as teaching. What I’ve learned is that we’re failing students, all over the world. That’s not a new thought, but perhaps by properly appreciating the problem we can come to the solution.
The first great lesson is: interest is everything. In order to teach or learn, you have to be interested and engaged. Without those two, then the form of your instruction is irrelevant. This is the insight that led to things like Montessori schools, and more recently to the trend of unschooling.
Contained here are a variety of essays covering thoughts on schooling and education from childhood to adult education, and how we can change things towards a more effective learning environment.
A study of a wide range of different educational problems and possible solutions, including:
- How do we learn?
- Why do people struggle in various stages of education?
- Why don’t people develop through their education?
- What is the relationship of sensitive mothering to development?
- What are the major theories of child development?
- Home school vs school; what’s the difference?
- Nature, nurture, and child psychology
- Getting over the articulation gap
What listeners say about Phronesis: Educational Problems and Solutions
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Excellent material that’s worth your time
Intriguing and thought-provoking book which providing a baseline at the start to ensure listeners had a basic understanding regarding the concept of learning. Appreciated a comment made not even a minute in: “Interest is everything; in order to teach or learn you have to be interested and engaged.” The author obviously practices what they preach as they made what could be a very dry subject matter engaging and applicable. With educational opportunities at a turning point globally, all the way from children to adult students, it is imperative that we understand how to pull in learners and make them an active participant. Highly recommend this audiobook.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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- Matthew Thibault
Recommended for teachers or homeschoolers
*** I RECIEVED THIS BOOK FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW ***
This will be shorter than most my reviews, as it is a hard topic to review. I did find it interesting for about half the book. Chirag Patel brings up a lot of interesting topics, and I would recommend it for anyone interested in home schooling or becoming a teacher. However, It did drag on a bit towards the end.
- Shannon G
Interesting Subject and Material
This book goes into the debate of nature vs nurture, genetics vs society. Where I didn't agree with everything presented in this book I do believe it would be beneficial for parents to listen to this book. It has a lot of really great information and will make you think about the idiosyncrasies of life and learning.
The narration was good for the most part. However editing could have been better, cutting out the throat clearing or coughing. Outside of that, Chirag Patel has a nice and clear voice. He read at a nice pace and could be understood easily.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.