Education Team/Resources

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The knowledge base for Education includes links to a variety of materials that are important for understanding where we are and where we might be going.


  • Libraries
  • Journals
  • Popular press
  • Book publishers
  • Organizations
  • Ministries of Education: Curricula, textbook standards, teacher training
  • Teacher training: Schools of Education, On-the-job training, continuing education

Theories of Knowledge and Understanding

  • Epistemologies: How do we know, or do we?
  • Ontologies
  • Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Neurology

History of Educational Thought and Practice

  • Traditional cultures: rites of passage, formal and informal learning, ...
  • Ancient civilizations: Greece, China, India...
  • The Catholic Church: Dark Ages, Carolingian schools, teaching orders, the rise of the Universities, the Counter-Reformation
  • Other Christian theories: Lutheran, Calvinist, Quaker (Friends), Anabaptist...
  • Scientific study: William James, John Dewoy, Montessori, Gattegno, Piaget...
  • Computers in education: Omar Khayyam Moore (sic), Ken Iverson, Howard Peelle, Seymour Papert and Constructionism, Alan Kay

Studies of Educational Methods

Theories of Education

  • Tradition
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Dogma
  • Craft guilds: Apprentices, journeymen, and masters
  • Social control
  • Liberal education
  • Prussia
  • Dewey
  • Montessori
  • Piaget and Vygotsky
  • John Holt
  • Papert and Kay

Child Development

  • Physical development
  • Languages
  • Social development
  • Learning disabilities and talents
  • Understanding of the world

Subject matter

  • Agriculture
  • Hunting
  • Combat and command
  • Religion
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Business, finance
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Science
  • Logic
  • Speaking
  • Physical sciences
  • Biology
  • Social sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • Languages and literature
  • Art
  • Music

Educational Technology

  • Reading and writing, print, online
  • Lectures (originally dictation)
  • Film and video
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings
  • Computers and software tools: programming languages, content creation, human language support, standards, Free/Open Source Software
  • Distance learning