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Educating the Whole Child for the Whole WorldThe Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era$
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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814741405

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.001.0001

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Toward a New Educational Philosophy

Toward a New Educational Philosophy

(p.81) 6 Toward a New Educational Philosophy
Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World

Hideaki Koizumi

NYU Press

This chapter engages with the Ross model, particularly with the spiral curriculum, from a scientist's perspective—one who revolutionizes the way in which neuroscientists measure activity in the human brain. It examines the role portrayed by the spiral and vortex in physics, describing their historical relevance across many scientific fields. By addressing the idea of using phylogeny to guide an educational curriculum, the chapter argues that an education that follows such a natural flow is a more natural fit for humanity. The remainder of the chapter discusses the underexplored territory of neuroscientific research related to education. It promotes an agenda for improving current conceptions of the artistic and scientific minds, and for preparing students to be globally and environmentally conscious members of society.

Keywords:   Ross model, spiral curriculum, spiral and vortex, phylogeny, education, neuroscientific research, artistic mind, scientific mind

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