Category Archives: Presentation

Bildung, Currere and the Task of Remebrance

Presentation given as a part of the EDCP 2014-2015 Seminar Series, “International Perspectives in Curriculum and Pedagogy” hosted by William E. Doll Jr., Donna Trueit and William Pinar. Bildung, Currere and the Task of Remeberance from Norm Friesen on Vimeo. … Continue reading

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Herbart on Pedagogical Tact

In 1802, J.F. Herbart (1776-1841) gave a brilliant lecture on pedagogical tact, which provides many insights that remain relevant today. Here’s a 1898 translation of Herbart’s lecture, provided courtesy of Google Books. See the whole PowerPoint presentation, which situates Herbart’s discussion of tact … Continue reading

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Klaus Mollenhauer’s Hermeneutics

… and his refusal of descriptive phenomenology [slideshare id=23613926&doc=mollenhauersrefusal-130628061753-phpapp02] Audio/slides for a presentation I recently gave at a conference on education and phenomenology at the Humboldt University, Berliln. Here’s the full text. In this presentation, I undertake an informal reconstruction … Continue reading

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Curriculum, Instrumental Rationality and Tact

A presentation I’ve given in Leipzig at a conference on comparative curriculum and didactics. It outlines some of the basics of curriculum design and lesson planning in the North American context; In this presentation, I will describe curriculum, lesson plans … Continue reading

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Reviews are in for: Place of the Classroom & Space of the Screen

Just got a couple of excellent reviews for my 2011 book, one from the British Journal of Educational Technology, and the other from Erziehungswissenschaftliche Revue (Educational Studies Review). First from BJET: “Friesen argues, tenaciously and knowledgeably, in favour of a different … Continue reading

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What's the Learning in 21st Century Learning?

Preparing an abstract for a presentation at SFU’s Ed. Summer Institute, and have been inspired by Diskurse des Lernens(Discourses of Learning) by Käte Mayer-Drawe. Here’s my translation of a page from the introduction: Learning begins… where and when that which is … Continue reading

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Live Streaming Event: How open is *your* Education?

This event brings together two international experts in open and global education, to discuss the future of education: Dr. Wayne Mackintosh, a committed advocate and user of free software for education. He is the founder of WikiEducator (www.WikiEducator.org), an international … Continue reading

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The (Dys)functionality of the User Interface

The [Dys]functionality of the User Interface [slideshare id=9577669&doc=doingwithiconsmakessymbols-111006112620-phpapp01] View another webinar from Norm Friesen A recording of a presentation I recently gave at the annual meeting of the (German) Soceity for Media Studies in Potsdam, Germany. The theme of the … Continue reading

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Videos from the Digital Future of Higher Ed (Feb, 2011)

The one-day “Digital Future of Higher Education” took place at Thompson Rivers University in February 2011. It proved to be a stimulating and controversial event (as planned!): The event was attended by over 450 participants (140 in person and 310 … Continue reading

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Dissection & Simulation: Transparency or Encumbrance?

Dissection and Simulation [slideshare id=4931568&doc=ihsrc2010-100809182930-phpapp01] View more webinars from Norm Friesen. A slidecast of a paper (fulltext) that I recently gave at the International Human Sciences Research Conference at the University of Seattle. Here’s the abstract: The increasing use of … Continue reading

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