Northeastern University is well known for its experiential education programs, particularly cooperative education. But it has only been recently that experiential education was made a part of the core curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences and therefore a graduation requirement. So, we figured it was worth a blog post to bring you a [...]
In this blog, we have thought of the “other lobe of the brain” as the limbic system, the emotional system that made logical decisions about meaning and value to accompany the facts-and-theories type of logic that some have called academic intelligence. But here we wonder if that concept of the “other lobe” should be broadened [...]
Some time ago, Northeastern Professors Rick Porter and Jim Stellar, job shadowed a student, Amanda Marsden, on e-mail and later those three wrote a paper (posted below on 2/17/09) that points to the value of reflection in experiential learning, a frequent theme in experiential learning and in the various other postings in this blog. That initial [...]
The “Other Lobe” and Emotional Intelligence
An article appears in today’s Boston Globe by Drake Bennett, “The Other Kind of Smart: Is it Time for Schools to try to Boost Kids’ Emotional Intelligence?” We just had to react to it.
The article is a good read and covers an important topic discussing various programs and curricula that [...]