Farewell EDT 400 Spring 2011

“Democratic Living is not given in nature, like gold or water. It is a social construct, like a skyscraper, school playground, or new idea. Accordingly there can be no democracy without its builders, caretakers, and change agents….”-Walter Parker (2003)

“Imagining how events could be otherwise than they are is a hallmark freedom and power of human beings. Making social imagination work for us involves us in new concepts and principles, in new ways of using our minds to grasp complexities we do not yet comprehend. Thinking this way helps us construct new social realities both locally and globally. Social imagination is not merely for the sake of of academic knowing; it must include our feelings, and it must include our acting.”- D. Bob Gowin in Boulding (1998)

May the river you all navigate call for your best….always answer with passion.

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  • Thank you so much for this farewell! I wish you the best as well. I will take all I have learned in your course and use it to my advantage in my future endeavors. My students will benefit greatly from all you taught me!! Have a wonderful summer, and let your foot heal up!! Thank you again, before this class, I will anti-technology in the classroom, imagine that!

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