Brains Inventing Themselves: Choice and Engaged Learning by Conrad P. Pritscher (auth.), Conrad P. Pritscher (eds.)

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The van Rossum and Hamer writing about the meaning of learning and knowing helps us see that we can teach and learn at levels 4-6, which include higher orders of consciousness. Teachers and many professors follow a mindset that tends to avoid natural learning for its own sake to help students become their own authority thereby reducing potential brain invention. ” Mindicide is the systematic killing of the love of learning through the practice of inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools and many university classrooms.

Albert Einstein Alice asked the Cheshire cat: “Tell me please, which way ought I go from here? ” Where one wants to go can result from a fundamental value judgment. Fundamental value judgments are impossible to logically refute. ” We use logic on the values (givens) we hold. The values themselves are most often pre-logical. Unstated school goals now are training students to obey authority so that our economy flourishes by providing trained workers for corporations. Schools and many university classes are not often developing students to be self-directing, open-minded generalists who make discerning judgments.

One learns to invent one’s brain by inventing one’s brain. Lanier also states: “At school, standardized testing rules. Outside school, something similar happens. Students spend a lot of time acting as trivialized relays in giant schemes designed for the purposes of advertising and other revenueminded manipulations. ” The economy, rather than learning, is fostered. Most standardized testing requires excessive left brain student functioning. ) The van Rossum and Hamer learning levels 4-6 require student whole brain functioning as brains invent themselves.

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