Jeff Merrell

In listening to Dave Cormier’s session yesterday afternoon on rhizomatic learning (video below) I was trying to pay attention to my self-talk – that conversation in my head. Which concepts were leading me to make connections to things I (think I) know, from my own experience? What idea keeps pulling at me, like a 4-year-old trying to grab your attention?

A lot of concepts connected. But what pulled at me was thinking about shifting power – changing the dynamic between instructor and learner.

Two quick things to understand where I am, today, as a practitioner that will put this into context.

My understanding of cognition tells me I flat out cannot teach anyone anything. The best I can hope for is that learners take what I share and make their own connections with concepts and content. If successful we can all experience the act of doing something and have some…

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