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Entries by John M. Eger from 03/2011

We Can All Be Creative

| Posted 03.02.2011 | Arts

Many neuroscientists are beginning to say we can all be creative. Indeed, Sir Ken Robinson, an educator not a neuroscientist believes we are all crea...

Academic Connections to the Real World

| Posted 03.03.2011 | Education

Many dropouts are brilliant, and might thrive if truly challenged with a curriculum that is worldly in the sense that the subject matter allows them to explore the outer reaches of their mind.

Writing on the Wall

| Posted 03.07.2011 | Arts

Especially in our digital age, when signing someone's Facebook "wall" feels so transitory, there's something alluring about markings with more permanence.

The Changing Role of Museums as Vital Partners in Education

| Posted 03.09.2011 | Education

Now the museums -- finally -- are stepping up to the plate in education. Some have been doing so for years.

First Eliminate All the Majors and Degree Programs

| Posted 03.11.2011 | College

Just look at the college catalog -- any college -- and you will soon discover that more than half of the courses added in the last twenty years boast ...

Opening the Arts to Children

| Posted 03.12.2011 | Arts

Schoolchildren and museums go together. The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaborative of 26 art, science and cultural institutions, subscrib...

The International PISA Tests Are Leading America Astray

| Posted 03.15.2011 | Education

This is only the beginning of what must be a serious effort to end the endless reliance on test scores, nationally and internationally, and focus on the needs of the workplace in the future.

Merging C.P. Snow's Two Cultures

| Posted 03.17.2011 | Education

In an age where we are discovering that everything is connected to everything else, what we really need to do is create the interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes creativity and innovation.

Science Teachers Love Art

| Posted 03.21.2011 | Education

For too long we have been living with a false divide in our understanding of the brain, a misunderstanding of human nature and of the curriculum.

Nurturing a Smart and Sustainable Community

| Posted 03.21.2011 | Healthy Living

One of the more interesting paradoxes is that the more we live and work in cyberspace, the more important real place becomes.

There Is a Serious Flaw in College Admissions

| Posted 03.28.2011 | College

Is who gets admitted to one of America's coveted universities each year mostly a numbers process that is badly flawed? You are more likely to have suc...