Tag Archives: Renaissance

ReInterpreting Michelangelo’s David

The Ruined Block of Stone Look at the statue. Before it was “The David“, it was just a ruined block of stone. David,  by Michelangelo     (1504 ) Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence ( a GNU Free Documentation License photo de Rico Heil (User:Silmaril), published … Continue reading

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Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” breathes new life into an ancient religion

The enduring power of Botticelli’s masterpiece is rooted in its profoundly sensual evocation of the eponymous Roman deity. Source: The Guardian Jonathan Jones On Art Blog Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years … Continue reading

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Digital Kids: Smartest or Dumbest? Experts Debate

Has digital overload made today’s generation of students stupid or smart? Two experts debate this question in their respective new books. Interview with Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory University in Atlanta, and author of “The Dumbest Generation: How … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Palazzo Vecchio by Giorgio Vasari ( 30 July, 1511 – 27 June, 1574)

Giorgio Vasari would be 500 years old on his birthday at the end of July this year. 500 years old. What stories he would tell about the people of his time, the painting and the architecture! What questions I would … Continue reading

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Connectivism & The PLN: Give a Little to Get a Little

One of the principles of connectivism is that you share. You offer your knowledge, skills, abilities, talents, materials, resources to someone else, free of charge. For nothing in return, you give it away. Now, a true capitalist would smell something … Continue reading

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Autodidactic – Teaching Oneself: Time For A New Renaissance in Teaching & Learning?

“Autodidactic” is defined, quite simply, as “teaching yourself”. [From Greek autodidaktos, self-taught : auto-, auto- + didaktos, taught; see didactic.] (The Free online Dictionary). It’s a concept that doesn’t get much attention nowadays. It’s almost as if it’s not valid, … Continue reading

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