Rhizomatic Learning - The community is the curriculum with Dave Cormier and Terry Elliott on TTT - Wed. 1.29.14 9PM ET/6PM PT
The community is the curriculum #Rhizo14 @davecormier @tellio Jo Paraiso @csloan & YOU! Wed 1.29 - 9PM ET/6PM PT edtechtalk.com/ttt #NWP
In our own Rhizomatic way, we are planning a couple of things.
First, to catch up with Dave Cormier and what he’s up with his P2PU course “Rhizomatic Learning - The community is the curriculum” https://p2pu.org/en/courses/882/rhizomatic-learning-the-community-is-the-curriculum/ Is it a mooc? What’s happens after Week 3?
Second (if there is time left), in a throw-back to EdTechTalk shows where some of the earliest ideas for http://youthvoices.net came up a decade ago, we will be making plans to nurture Youth Voices LIVE! What’s next for us in connecting students? Take a look: http://youthvoices.net/live#topics
Here are a couple of provocations:
In his introduction to Rhizo14, Dave writes:
Let’s get something straight right out of the get go… it is true that I mostly don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve been experimenting with online community style learning (which I have, for reasons that might become apparent, called rhizomatic learning) for about 10 years now. This course is my latest experiment with it. You are all joining in with me, in various ways for various reasons, along a journey that will have different results for different people. I have already learned new things and the course hasn’t even started. I’m looking for new ways to explain the things I have come to believe about learning, the nagging sense of what might be true that I just can’t put into words. I am a nomad, not a knower. I’ll do what i can to help or answer, but this is not a situation where i know things that others don’t. I’m hosting a party, not trying to tell you what or how to think.
Dave’s first paragraph on the P2PU course reads:
Rhizomatic learning is a story of how we can learn in a world of abundance – abundance of perspective, of information and of connection. A paper/location based learning model forces us to make decisions, in advance, about what it is important for students to learn. This was a practical reality – if we were going to have content available for a course, it needed to be prepared in advance. In order to prepare the content in advance, we needed to prepare the objectives in advance. And, given that we know what everyone is supposed to learn, we might as well check and see if they all did and compare them against each other.
And Terry Elliott responds:
Some of the old stories (earth dominion, capitalism, be fruitful and multiply) might be destroying us all with their re-telling and re-enactment. I think the education story that Cormier outlines in the first paragraph is one of those self-destructive stories. Acknowledging that makes us all iconoclasts. I just don’t think we have found our new story yet. I would love to think that ‘rhizomatic learning’ in all its vague glory might be just the ticket.
Come continue the dialogue on Teachers Teaching Teachers on Wednesday at 6PM PT/7PM MT/8PM CT/9PM ET/10PM AT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
This should be fun! http://youtu.be/tB1gAhSQNvY
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