Tag Archives: Socrates

Socrates: “I Am A … Citizen of the World”

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. — Socrates — Ed Coburn (@EdwardJCoburn) September 14, 2013 Being a “Citizen of the world” is a big responsibility. The term implies that you have a … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: Where do you learn to speak in public?

Socrates: “But perhaps Rhetoric has been getting too roughly handled by us, and she might answer: What amazing nonsense you are talking! As if I forced any man to learn to speak in ignorance of the truth! Whatever my advice … Continue reading

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Scott Thornbury Asked Two Questions: 1. Is TEFL Really a Profession? 2. Is Teaching Even a Profession? (#CCK11) (#ELTChat) (#sirken)

Welcome to the debate. I can see the fire in your eyes, you’re ready to give your opinions, to share your facts, to state your truths. First, as in any good debate, we need to define our terms. Definitions are … Continue reading

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Dr. Kieran Egan: Why Education is Difficult and Contentious

What’s wrong with education? Dr. Kieran Egan takes a historical look at the development of education, from its roots in ancient Greece to the present day.

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