Spherical thought: Over, above, beyond things flat!

dc.contributor.affiliation Katherine Watson - Coastline Community College
dc.contributor.author Watson, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-30T22:21:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-30T22:21:50Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69191
dc.title Spherical thought: Over, above, beyond things flat!
dc.type Conference Paper
dcterms.abstract Spherical thinking comprises the notion that academic objectives, as well as human interests in general, lie on a curved plane as points equidistant from a center. Spherical thought crosses standard disciplinary boundaries as well as geographical or demographic ones, thereby comprising transdisciplinary dynamic, continuous interactivity. In the twenty-first century, such thought is commonly carried out, often enhanced, with the Internet. Exemplarily, European Union educators have proposed programs promoting Internet-enriched spherical thinking. And an EU-style curriculum has been effectively emulated in electronically delivered French language and culture courses at Coastline Community College, in California, USA, exploiting a simple four-phase template of praxis applicable internationally: Leap inside, jump outside, discuss dynamically, and conceive and achieve actionable results. Besides honing their language skills, Coastline’s intermediate-advanced learners of French online have come to understand how to examine in a spherical, transdisciplinary fashion certain questions formerly classed within defined cultural, professional, or academic domains and how to profit from such examination techniques to become responsible global citizens.
dcterms.extent 14 pages
dcterms.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
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