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Ethics in Education, Teaching, Research and Investigation

Ethics in education is as important as ethics in the educational process.  Education (from the Latin educationem that came from the root educare was a series of social codes and manners to live well but evolved to mean a systematic stylized school and training for work usually within government or religion and is related to the homonym ēdūcō (“I lead forth, I take out; I raise up, I erect”) from ē- (“from, out of”) and dūcō (“I lead, I conduct”) indicating selflessness and the fulfillment of social ethics) is defined as the action or the process of imparting or acquiring general to specific knowledge, developing and expanding the powers of reasoning, critical analysis and ultimately reaching a serious and circumspective judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellec...

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How to make learning exciting

While most will view this title as a pedagogic study, this paper is not about pure pedagogy. Instead I argue that no student will learn who is not challenged or where any subject is off-limits for investigation, interpretation, discussion and disputation. Arguments further knowledge while passive rote memorization of "established"/"set" facts discourage students and lead them into a Dark Age of ignorance. Examples must always be given with sources cited to stimulate inquiry. There is nothing sacred in "philosophy" which is the love of learning.Read More