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  • published Membership 2021-09-13 08:38:24 -1000

    Annual Membership

    Membership is a way that p4c Hawaiʻi can grow its extended virtual community of inquiry.  It helps us: 

    • Identify people who are interested in learning more about p4c Hawaiʻi and connect them with each other and the UH Uehiro Academy. 
    • Develop and pilot resources for educators and researchers who are not able to visit Hawaiʻi
    • Create an intellectually safe asynchronous community of inquiry so that members can discuss relevant issues and share ideas.

    Current benefits of membership:

    • Access to members only website content & events;
    • Discounts on paid events through the UH Uehiro Academy;
    • Recommend events and help shape future benefits

    What membership fees pay for:

    • Website & Administrative fees
    • Guest speakers

    Free events for members:

    Zoom Talk Story with p4c Hawaiʻi founder Dr. Thomas Jackson (Dr. J):  Everyone wishes they could spend more time with Dr. J, so he has graciously agreed to host several informal “talk story” sessions over the course of this semester.  There is no agenda; these sessions are an open opportunity for dialogue and learning from Dr. J’s 40-plus years of p4c experience.

    We are offering sessions at two different times to better accommodate the global reach of p4c Hawaiʻi

    • Tuesdays at 11am HST: 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/14
    • Thursdays at 3pm HST: 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
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  • published Symposium - Tickets 2021-01-05 14:35:04 -1000

    Symposium '21 - Tickets

    Please fill out and/or confirm the information on the left to complete your purchase for the Summer Symposium 2021. If you have any technical difficulties or concerns, please email [email protected] Successful payments will be emailed a receipt to the address provided.

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  • published HPDC - Tickets 2021-01-05 13:50:14 -1000

    PURCHASE TICKETS

    Fill out the information on the left to purchase tickets for the following event:

    ハワイのプログレッシブ教育から学ぶことーーハナハウオリ小学校での研究滞在を通して

    Lessons Learned About Progressive Education in Hawaii: The Experiences of a Japanese Scholar in Residence at Hanahau‘oli School

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  • published Unit 4: Wonder in Discussions 2020-07-18 16:14:38 -1000

    Unit 4: Wonder

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 4 of our Learning Modules.

    Young children are full of wonder. They will ask question after question. But as we get older this sense of wonder can diminish. Do you think that as you get older you wonder more or wonder less? What do you think are some of the factors that can make wonder diminish or grow?

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  • published Unit 6: The Effect of Teachers in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:48:11 -1000

    Unit 6: The Effect of Teachers

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 6 of our Learning Modules.

    Think of an example of a teacher that you've had. It could be a great teacher or a not so great teacher. How did this teacher treat you? And what effect did the way that this teacher treated you have on you?

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  • published Unit 5: Learning from Children in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:48:04 -1000

    Unit 5: Learning from Children

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 5 of our Learning Modules.

    Children, we usually think, are students that need to be taught. But, in my experience, children can also be among our greatest teachers. Can you think of an example of a great lesson that you have learned from a child? More broadly, what things do you think us adults might learn from children?

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  • published Unit 15: Waking Up in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:51 -1000

    Unit 15: Waking Up

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 15 of our Learning Modules.

    One Community of Inquiry discussion that I'll always remember happened several years ago at the Schofield Barracks Army post. Many of my students had recently returned from combat. They had been fighting in Iraq during the initial stages of the war. While there, one of them said, he had almost died. And in this moment, as his life flashed before his eyes, he made a promise to himself: When I get back home, I am going to appreciate my life and my family more. Too often, he realized, he took them for granted and put the wrong things first.

    Now he had been home for six months and, he discovered, he was breaking his promise. Slowly but surely he was slipping back into his old habits and routines. Once again he wasn't appreciating his family enough. I want this, he said, to be our discussion question: Why do we take things for granted?

    The other students nodded their heads. They had also had similar experiences. They too wondered this: Why do we take things for granted?
    Morrie Schwartz writes this: "...most of us all walk around as if we're sleepwalking. We really don't experience the world fully, because we're half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do." (Tuesdays with Morrie, p. 83)

    Sometimes we get so busy rushing around; trying to get our papers done, trying to study for a test, going to work, and running errands. Sometimes it seems, as John Ortberg says (in The Life You've Always Wanted), that we spend much of our time preparing to live and little time actually living. Sometimes it seems, as Morrie says, that we're only half-awake. Too often it seems, as my student said, we take things for granted.

    Do you ever take things for granted? Do you ever feel like you're half-asleep and aren't fully living life? Do you ever feel like you spend too much of your time preparing to live and too little of your time actually living? If so, why do you that you (or other people) do this? And, most importantly, how do we wake up? How does one fully appreciate life and keep from taking things for granted?

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  • published Unit 14: Examining Life in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:45 -1000

    Unit 14: Examining Life

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 14 of our Learning Modules.

    "The unexamined life," said Socrates, "is not worth living." He believed that it was of the utmost importance to regularly take time to examine and reflect on one's life. Do you agree with Socrates that this sort of examination or reflection is very important? Do you regularly engage in this practice? If so, how do you do it? If not, what are the obstacles that hinder you from living the examined life?

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  • published Unit 13: Many Kinds of Smarts in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:39 -1000

    Unit 13: Many Kinds of Smarts

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 13 of our Learning Modules.

    There are, my teacher Brother Noland says, "many kinds of smarts." There are, in the world, a great diversity of talents, intelligences, experiences, and insights. What kinds of "smarts" do yo have? What strengths or talents do you possess? And how do you think you might apply your particular kind of smarts to the world in order to improve life for you and/or your community?

    Alternative Question: If you don't want to talk about yourself, you can write about a classmate or someone who you know. What kind of smarts do you see in him/her? And how do you think that he/she can make a difference?

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  • published Unit 12: The Role of the Teacher in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:32 -1000

    Unit 12: The Role of the Teacher

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 12 of our Learning Modules.

    What is the role of a teacher? Imagine that you're a teacher. (This shouldn't be too big of a stretch for some of you!) What do you see as your job? How would you like to interact with your students?

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  • published Unit 11: Listening in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:26 -1000

    Unit 11: Listening

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 11 of our Learning Modules.

    Can you think of an example or someone who is a really great listener? And/or can you think of an example of someone who is a poor listener? What makes him/her a good or poor listener?

    Bonus Question: What does it feel like to be listened to and/or not listened to? How important is listening?

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  • published Unit 10: Good Thinking in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:20 -1000

    Unit 10: Good Thinking

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 10 of our Learning Modules.

    In the last unit we thought of examples of good thinkers. Now let's go a little bit more abstract. What is good thinking? Imagine that good thinking is a tasty stew. What are the essential ingredients of this stew?

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  • published Unit 9: A Good Thinker in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:13 -1000

    Unit 9: A Good Thinker

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 9 of our Learning Modules.

    Can you think of an example of someone who is a good thinker? Who is this person? What is an example of their good thinking? Why do you say that this person is a good thinker? What makes him/her a good thinker?

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  • published Unit 8: The Purpose of Education in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:07 -1000

    Unit 8: The Purpose of Education

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 8 of our Learning Modules.

    What is the purpose of education? Why do we send kids to school? What are we trying to accomplish?

    Bonus Question: Do you think that most schools are doing a good job of accomplishing this aim? Why do you say this? And what do you think we should do in order to do a better job of achieving our educational objectives?

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  • published Unit 7: Aloha in Discussions 2020-07-18 15:45:00 -1000

    Unit 7: Aloha

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 7 of our Learning Modules.

    What does aloha mean to me? For me aloha is at the core. It is a deep love that binds people together. It is a force that transforms strangers into family. What does aloha mean to you? Can you think of an example of aloha? What place, if any, should aloha have in education?

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  • published Unit 3: An Intellectually Safe Community in Discussions 2020-07-06 10:54:19 -1000

    Unit 3: An Intellectually Safe Community

    This discussion draws from content covered in Unit 3 of our Learning Modules.

    Think back over your schooling experience. Can you think of an example of an intellectually safe community of which you've been a part? What was it like? And/or think of a community that you've been part of that was not intellectually safe. What was that like?

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  • published Unit 1: Reflections in Discussions 2020-07-05 20:10:37 -1000

    Unit 1: Reflections

    Reflection plays an important role in p4cHI communities. Please take the time to reflect on the content covered in Unit 1: An Overview of p4cHI found in our Learning ModulesWhat did you learn? What do you wonder? What does this material make you think about?

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  • published Unit 2: Reflections in Discussions 2020-07-05 20:10:33 -1000

    Unit 2: Reflections

    Reflection plays an important role in p4cHI communities. Please take the time to reflect on the content covered in Unit 2: How to Do p4cHI found in our Learning ModulesWhat did you learn? What do you wonder? What does this material make you think about?

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  • published Unit 3: Reflections in Discussions 2020-07-05 20:10:28 -1000

    Unit 3: Reflections

    Reflection plays an important role in p4cHI communities. Please take the time to reflect on the content covered in Unit 3: Community found in our Learning ModulesWhat did you learn? What do you wonder? What does this material make you think about?

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  • published Unit 4: Reflections in Discussions 2020-07-05 20:10:24 -1000

    Unit 4: Reflections

    Reflection plays an important role in p4cHI communities. Please take the time to reflect on the content covered in Unit 4: Inquiry found in our Learning ModulesWhat did you learn? What do you wonder? What does this material make you think about?

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