‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving

‘Gentle parenting’ explainer: no rewards, no punishments, no misbehaving kids By Rebecca English, Queensland University of Technology In a piece in The Conversation, Bernadette Saunders described positive discipline. Parents who practise positive discipline or gentle parenting use neither rewards nor punishments to encourage their children to behave. By “no rewards” I mean they don’t use […]

Edward Tufte

I’m wondering how many other researchers have encountered Edward Tufte?  This man is referred to as the “Da Vinci of Data”.. his ideas on data representation are amazing. He offers this in relation to PowerPoint: In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points […]

Books that relate – Gaming and Learning

There are a range of books relating to the development of learning systems drawing on understandings found in gaming systems…  What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Gee http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1403965382/dramabooks Mark Prensky’s “Digital Game-based Learning” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000894JZ/dramabooks Simulations and the Future of Learning (Clark Aldrich) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0787969621/dramabooks