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An Education in 8 Movements – Blog 1

On Enrichment Education
Our ‘Education in 8 Movements’ (Integrated English-History) class studied “Enrichment” as a post-secondary learning option. We examined how motivation and executive functioning skills contribute to effective habits of mind. Below are a few of my thoughts on our subject of inquiry.

While studying how we learn, our class took an edutopia.org survey that revealed I’m primarily a (choose one: kinesthetic/visual/linguistic) learner. I’ve enjoyed learning in this manner. (please view my video below)
linguistic learner

During this Unit on Enrichment, I read some of Christopher Hitchens’ Letters to a Young Contrarian and composed my own argument/motto for learning and living intelligently:
“I look for three things in people: authenticity, originality and their ability to be a divergent thinker. I enjoy reading people, understanding them through my observations, what they tell me through non-verbal communication, through the questions I ask, and through what they choose to share with me.”

My classmates and I studied Sir Ken Robinson’s The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. In striving to live a passionate and purposeful life, I’ve reflected on some things that I love to do, and things that I’m really good at.

Of course, I also love to read. Here’s a recording of me reading from one of my favorite books:
“One Hundred Years of Solitude”, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

For more of my thoughts on Enrichment Education and beyond, please follow me on Twitter @GCESTUDENT_GF and join our learning community in conversation at #GCEeducation and #GCEenrichmentEDU.

2 Comments

  1. Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:24 am | #

    Thumb up!!!

  2. Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:50 am | #

    This is awesome!