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Quantitative Literacy For The Future Flourishing Of Our Students: A Guiding Aim For Mathematics Education, Samuel L. Tunstall Jan 2017

Quantitative Literacy For The Future Flourishing Of Our Students: A Guiding Aim For Mathematics Education, Samuel L. Tunstall

Numeracy

In this essay, I examine the extent to which mathematics education and education for quantitative literacy support students’ present and future flourishing, a concept that entails realizing objective goods in a life lived from the inside. This perspective requires disentangling philosophical assumptions about the aims of mathematics education, which—in the context of flourishing—I take to be a hybrid of those that have informed curricular discussions over the past two centuries. In the process, I problematize ("make strange") many of the common reasons given for students learning mathematics, including: learning it for one’s career, for one’s logical ...


Refreshment For The Soul: A Phenomenological Study Of The Student Experience Of Beauty In School, Paul Reiff Dec 2016

Refreshment For The Soul: A Phenomenological Study Of The Student Experience Of Beauty In School, Paul Reiff

Dissertations

Prompted by the ratio-scientific emphasis in the curriculum, I conducted this study to explore the lifeworlds of students to understand their lived experience of beauty in school. This investigation entailed a phenomenological study, the method of which included in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with four high school students. This study aimed to examine the essence of beauty in the lived experience of students in school, to explore the perceptions of students regarding school as a place to appreciate beauty, and to understand the needs of students as a place that develops their aesthetic sensibilities. The findings include the description ...


Topic 5: Rawlsian Ethics, Lee Eysturlid Jul 2016

Topic 5: Rawlsian Ethics, Lee Eysturlid

Lee W. Eysturlid

John Rawls (b. 1921, d. 2002) was an American political philosopher in the liberal tradition. His theory of justice as fairness envisions a society of free citizens holding equal basic rights cooperating within an egalitarian economic system. His account of political liberalism addresses the legitimate use of political power in a democracy, aiming to show how enduring unity may be achieved despite the diversity of worldviews that free institutions allow. His writings on the law of peoples extend these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible.


Topic 5: Rawlsian Ethics, Lee Eysturlid Jan 2015

Topic 5: Rawlsian Ethics, Lee Eysturlid

Considerations in Ethics

John Rawls (b. 1921, d. 2002) was an American political philosopher in the liberal tradition. His theory of justice as fairness envisions a society of free citizens holding equal basic rights cooperating within an egalitarian economic system. His account of political liberalism addresses the legitimate use of political power in a democracy, aiming to show how enduring unity may be achieved despite the diversity of worldviews that free institutions allow. His writings on the law of peoples extend these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible.


Huebner's Heidegger: Toward An Authentic Conception Of Learning And "Historicity" For Contemporary Education, James Magrini Apr 2012

Huebner's Heidegger: Toward An Authentic Conception Of Learning And "Historicity" For Contemporary Education, James Magrini

James M Magrini

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Huebner's Heidegger: Toward An Authentic Conception Of Learning And "Historicity" For Contemporary Education, James Magrini Apr 2012

Huebner's Heidegger: Toward An Authentic Conception Of Learning And "Historicity" For Contemporary Education, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

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Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini Jul 2011

Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

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Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini Jun 2011

Recovering A Phenomenological-Hermeneutic Understanding Of The Human Being As "Learner": Exploring The Authentic Teacher-Pupil Relationship, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Curriculum And Aims, James Magrini Oct 2010

Book Review: Curriculum And Aims, James Magrini

James M Magrini

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Curriculum And Aims, James Magrini Jan 1997

Book Review: Curriculum And Aims, James Magrini

Philosophy Scholarship

No abstract provided.