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a new perpective

Don’t believe me? Here are some reality checks to show


you what a well-trained modern learner you are.
test of literacy and lateral thinking

first, number a paper from 1-15.

click here to access the test questions


write your first response to each of


the questions next to its number on


your paper
when you are finished, advance to the

next slide.
ready to check your answers?

click here to get the answer guide.


how did you do?



more lateral thinking questions

(don’t worry…these are in video format)


here are the questions

here are the answers

counting higher

Here’s a count. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Can you count higher?

How about 6, 7, 8, 9? Great!

How about

6, 7, 8, 9

or even

visual literacy and perception

Is this a skull?

Or is this a lady sitting in front of a mirror?


What is this?
Come on…it’s right
there!
Why do you think you could not
create meaning before?
Are the people going up or down?

Is this picture even possible?


 convergent thought  divergent thought
 work towards an  work towards a
answer solution or question
 knowledge  understanding
 Product  process
 status quo  innovation
 arrogance in being  creativity and risk-
“right” taking
 competition  Collaboration
 The Matrix “red  The Matrix “blue
pill” pill”
facts are facts
things exist independent from time and place
knowledge can be transmitted
traditional methods will withstand the test of time
individuals take precedence over the group
perception does not influence underlying reality
teachers teach – learners learn
facts are open to interpretation
nothing is independent from context
knowledge must be constructed
traditional methods have withstood the test of
time
individuals operate within communities of
practice
perception informs reality
teachers situate – learners participate
the Great Pyramid of
Cheops
over 4600 years old

constructed in less than 20 years


made up of about 2500 blocks


each block weighs between 2-70


tons
total of 142 million cubic feet of

stone
tolerance between blocks = .002

inch
tools of the time were made of

the wheel was not in use at this

time
no quarries with similar stone in

Egypt or within hundreds of miles


blocks are laid in steps

block steps conform to ten uniform


lengths
blocks are larger towards the

center and top of pyramid


slave labor – 750,000 workers -

52,500 working on the pyramid at


one time
workers housed in close proximity

to site
blocks were quarried with existing

hand tools
blocks were transported by barges

or sledges/sleds
blocks were dragged towards top of

pyramid on wooden
scaffolds/ramps
How was the Great Pyramid of Cheops
constructed?
The heaviest composition materials

are at the bottom of each block.


Random chunks of indiginous stone

are embedded within each block.


Hair, organic fibers, and air bubbles

are embedded in blocks within


interior passageways.
Many blocks are so moisture-laden

that electromagnetic waves do not


transmit through them.
X-ray and chemical analysis reveal

organic elements in the blocks not


usually found in natural limestone.
Fossilized shells are randomly

jumbled throughout blocks, not


laying in usual horizontal layers.
Marks that look like wood grain

have been found on unweathered


internal passageway blocks.
 Egyptian pyramids
are made of cast
geopolymeric
concrete (cast
artifical stone).
 Pyramids could
have been made by
400-1,000 workers
onsite in 10
months/year for 20
years.Dr. Joseph Davidovitz
modern thinking

Modern paradigms are used to maintain


a learning system and to reinforce
existing ideas. Modern thinking relies
on…
first impressions
conditioning
culture
prejudice and bias
traditions
popular opinions
statistics
Edward de Bono
Charles Saunders Pierce
How To Make Our Ideas Clear
1878
“The natural
tendency of
mind is towards
certainty,
security, and
“On the whole,
arrogance.” adequate
theories…are the
biggest block to
progress.”
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latera n t igh
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d i v er visual
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the pyramids

recall…
post-modern literacy and diversity