Selected Essays On Education: Call & Response – “When One Teaches Two Learn”


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Book Description

Publication Date: May 26, 2013

For more than 400 years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most robust of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached, formal essay by its warm, friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure and drive towards candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life – vanities, fashions, food, culture, language and identity.

It is poetry, it is song, it is speech, at once both call and response in the hands of a master story teller.

Selected Essays on Education” offers insight into the questions that we are all grappling with today in our increasingly globalized world which affects all people in all places everywhere on the planet: the worth of a university education, MOOC pedagogy, the digital footprint we leave behind, and the essence of Islamic inventions and how to understand Islam itself, through the eyes of its great inventor, and those who profess the Islamic faith.

The goal of course, is greater tolerance and respect for one another, all people, of all persuasions, in peaceful coexistence, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once dreamed it could be.

That then, is the ultimate transformative power of education, to bring us from knowing, to understanding…


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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon http://amzn.to/Qxmoec . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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