Thinking about our focus in EDFD459 last week on Self-direction in learning, Self-efficacy and Self-reflection….the movie “Eddie the Eagle” is pretty much a visual taxonomy of all of these in action. If you haven’t watched it, do so – the power of self-belief in Michael “Eddie” Edwards is both heartwrenching and inspiring, made all the more astounding considering his almost daily struggles with “naysayers” and critics.
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You may have your own little “Eddies” in your current class, or can recall students from your own years of schooling or at sometime during your career as an educator. Share with us your “Eddie” story.