Saturday, 30 April 2011

Leaving a trace

Or not, as the case may be

This excellent extended article by Sumit Paul-Choudhury in New Scientist very much relates to Conductive Education as it is jolted into a new age – and out of its past:

Paul-Choudhury, D (2011) Digital legacy: The fate of your online soul, New Scientist, no 2809, 2 May

There's more...

...and more still...

The UK will have an extra day off on Monday (public holiday) and, if our gardens get their much-needed rain, there'll be extra time to catch up with reading.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two brief asides. As well as spending Royal Wedding day starting to to get to grips with drafting our Special Free School application, I ...
1. wrestled again with a persistent family history problem, trying to prove a theorised but very likely link between two sets of ancient pre-digital records about people alive in Essex in the late 18th century. I did so online, of course.
2. contemplated yet again whether to digitise my own early photo and slide collection. It's really a matter of cost (I don't have the time) and the fact that many slides - especially the old Boots-own slide stock - are badly faded or fading.
Plus ca change?

Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 06:36:00 BST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW where can I find on Facebook that brief (200 character?) summary of CE you posted recently? Or is it already beyond the reach of all but digital archaelogists?

(I was intrigued by it and meant to copy it but didn't at the time and now it's slipping from memory and I can't find it ....and ... and ... Which is but a digital version of .. where on earth did I put that ... )

Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 06:40:00 BST  
Blogger Andrew Sutton said...

HERE IT IS AGAIN (from last Wednesday)

Meaningless mantra ought to abandoned:
'His methods were based on the idea that despite damage, the nervous system still possesses the capacity to form new neural connections, which ability can be mobilized with the help of a properly guided, active learning process.'

Conductive Ed Info

Ann Marie McIntosh and Becky Wilkinson like this.

Andrew Sutton:

Of course people require a short statement of what CE is about. One can, however, say the same sort of thing as the sentence quoted above, with around the same number of characters if that is a consideration, without sending potentially misleading messages about history and neurology. Here's a quick try:
'CE is a unifying ('conductive') approach demonstrating that damage and disease to the central nervous system do not preclude humans' ability to learn and compensate, especially if they are appropriately taught and motivated.'

You may well be able to do better, or chose to say something quite different in under 230 characters.

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Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 08:54:00 BST  
Blogger Andrew Sutton said...

You are not the first to urge me to archive this Facebook page more accessibly (more accessible to you and to Google).

I started this last night, from its start in July 2009. Will take bloody ages!


Saturday, 30 April 2011 at 08:57:00 BST  

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