The topic for this past week in #rhizo14 was embracing uncertainty. A familiar topic in my work context. Kimberly Scott, the Director of the Master's Program in Learning & Organizational Change (my professional home), openly tells graduate students to get used to playing in the ambiguity sandbox. We joke about adding a course to the … Continue reading Teaching uncertainly #rhizo14
I have been a reflective lurker (well, hopefully reflective) in Dave Cormier's #rhizo14 - not so much actively participating as trying to carve out some time at least once a week to scan through the goings-on and see what I can discover. Especially interested in the questions I posted about teacher presence, as noted in … Continue reading Rhizomatic moments #rhizo14
I wrote Rhizome-plosion about a year ago while attending #etmooc. It was my first opportunity to hear Dave Cormier share his thinking and at that time I was struck by the theme of shifting power – changing the dynamic between instructor and learner. Still am. Still will be a year from now, no doubt. But … Continue reading Rhizome-plosion (Part II) #rhizo14
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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