When does a thought become a belief?
October 19, 2008 § Leave a comment
I’ve been thinking about the issue of anti-intellectualism and criticisms of Sarah Palin’s ‘gut instinct’ and belief that God has a hand in determining the outcome of the US election. When does consciousness become a thought? When does that thought become a belief? When does that belief become a fact? When does that fact become enacted? This is the process that I am most interested in. In relation to my dissertation, I am using the instance of new teachers learning and using ICT to look at the formation and emergence of consciousness, thought, belief, fact, and action. The purpose of this research is to contribute to understanding how pedagogy can contribute to changing people’s perceptions and actions. The relationship between pedagogy, belief and enaction. The purpose of this research is to understand the relationship between culture and technology, cognition, and learning toward contributing to the development of policies and practices that integrate ICT into classroom pedagogy.