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Monday December 24 2007

I suppose the usual way for an Education Blog to function over Christmas would be to shut down for the holiday.  But I’m going to keep this blog going, with something here every day right throughout the Christmas season.

I am making a point.  Education used to be an industrialised process.  (For many it still is.) But for many others, it has become something that they can do for themselves, any time.  At any time of the day, at any time of their lives, and at any time of the year.  Scarce educational resources, strenuously deployed by educational professionals, are now being engulfed by an abundance of stuff you can learn about whenever and however you want.  So, just as this blog got airborne at some random date in November, when it just happened to suit me, instead of at the beginning of the “academic” year, so too, contrariwise, will it just bash on over Christmas.

But old school education is absolutely part of the territory here, so here are a few old school websites to enable you to learn ...

Christmas seems to come upon us very quickly, at a time when teachers have many other things to do to. The aim of edna‘s Christmas Page is to give many links, all tested for their active status, suitable for classroom use, from the evaluated resources in the searchable edna database.

... about ...

In Czechoslovakia, the night before Christmas is spent fasting. A child who does not touch food all day is promised that he or she will see the golden pig (reminiscent of the golden boar which Freya, the Scandinavian Queen of Heaven rides through the night skies, and of the boar’s head served at medieval English midwinter feasts).

imageChristmas:

Although the majority of people in Thailand are Buddhists, the Thai people love to take part in celebrations. Christmas is not a holiday here but the students from our school still celebrated it by singing, dancing and playing party games.

Any excuse eh?