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Marinating in the Mooc

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What grates on me even more is my almost conspicuous omission of the social sciences.  This sin is rendered even more difficult to bear by the fact that I was a social studies teachers.  This omission became all the more obvious in two conversations I had during presentations in China were we concluded that context should be considered a literacy skill.  What’s the use of being able to use information by exposing what is true, employing the information, expressing ideas compellingly, and all within an ethical framework, if we do not know anything about the sequence of events and social, cultural, geographic, and economic nests that it rests in.

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