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One Book, One Conference Discussion of The Shallows Continues: Chapter 2

from Carl Harvey:

I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments and thoughts on Chapter 1.  I think we’re going to have a lively discussion as we continue through the book.  Here are some discussion questions from Chapter 2, but please feel free to add your own questions, thoughts, and ideas as well!

How do our experiences impact our perceptions?  Thinking about the connection with Gary Hartzell and the work he has done in how administrators understand school libraries.  How can we create experiences that will better educator today and future administrators?

There are two trains of thoughts shared in Chapter 2 whether nature or nurture have an impact on how our brain learns?  What are your thoughts?

On page 41 Carr writes, “Evolution has given us a brain that can literally change its mind – over and over again.”  How do you think this impacts how we prepare students for their future in the library?

What role do you think neuroplasticity plays in students who have over time developed habits that they can’t learn or succeed?

Join the conversation at the AASl 2011 Ning!