Why do we teach?
Five things I think I think
http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewvenn/366986755/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alltheaces/14654226/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawnclover/540965185
What are we actually trying to teach?1. Fire burns, don’t touch it?2. When people tell you not to do something, you   shou...
Five things I think I think                                     1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with     ...
Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with   uncertainty2. The community can be the ...
Yes, networked learning, we know.
Enter the RhizomeA special kind of network
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98857801@N00/214523
http://www.bamboogarden.com/Hardy%20clumping.htm
Some of the qualities that makerhizomes cool1. They can map in any direction from any   starting point2. They grow and spr...
Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with   uncertainty2. The community can be the ...
What kind of learning is it for?  I wouldn’t want my doctor learning              that way!
”Successful health services in the 21stcentury must aim not merely for change,improvement, and response, but forchangeabil...
“When you finally come to grips you cantsolve todays problems using presentmethods, you take the lead to venture to theCom...
Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with   uncertainty2. The community can be the ...
Doing it on purposeRhizomatic Learning in practice.
Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with   uncertainty2. The community can be the ...
Sure dave, that’s brilliant.But this is India,tell me how it scales.
We need to measurelearning
The fact that you need it doesn’t make it possible
Stop measuringlearning
Measure effort, engagement andconnection. Allow learners to beresponsible for - and measure their own -learning journey. L...
If we make thecommunity thecurriculum, membershipbecomes how we scale.
@davecormier
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning
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Five things I think I think
The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertainty
The community can be the curriculum – learning when there is no answer
The rhizome is a model for learning for uncertainty
Rhizomatic learning works in the complex domain
We need to make students responsible for their own learning (and the learning of others)

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  • Introduction of me. What I do at school. Path to here.
  • Question to the audience.
  • Madan started out this conference with pictures of kids…These are mine.
  • Fire is one of those things we need to learn about.
  • Burned hand teaches best.
  • How do I prepare them for not burning their hand on this?
  • We started in the summer of 2005 when there was lots of uncertaintyCommunity as curriculum
  • Look how tidy these networks are…
  • Rhizomes are a specific kind of network
  • A very messy kind of network
  • How’s that going to help me with the timetables?
  • Probe, sense respond.
  • Think about the way that interns are trained
  • Mentorship plays a huge part in business as well
  • Many of these things ‘just happen’. How do we formally construct them?
  • charlottetownosaurus
  • Embracing uncertainty - rhizomatic learning

    1. 1. Embracing UncertaintyRhizomatic Learning in Formal Education.
    2. 2. Why do we teach?
    3. 3. Five things I think I think
    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewvenn/366986755/
    5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alltheaces/14654226/
    6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shawnclover/540965185
    7. 7. What are we actually trying to teach?1. Fire burns, don’t touch it?2. When people tell you not to do something, you should listen to them?3. Hot is something you might want to check for?
    8. 8. Five things I think I think 1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertaintyww.flickr.com/photos/marcobellucci/3534516458/
    9. 9. Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertainty2. The community can be the curriculum – learning when there is no answer
    10. 10. Yes, networked learning, we know.
    11. 11. Enter the RhizomeA special kind of network
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/98857801@N00/214523
    13. 13. http://www.bamboogarden.com/Hardy%20clumping.htm
    14. 14. Some of the qualities that makerhizomes cool1. They can map in any direction from any starting point2. They grow and spread via experimentation within a context3. They grow and spread regardless of breakage
    15. 15. Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertainty2. The community can be the curriculum – learning when there is no answer3. The rhizome is a model for learning for uncertainty
    16. 16. What kind of learning is it for? I wouldn’t want my doctor learning that way!
    17. 17. ”Successful health services in the 21stcentury must aim not merely for change,improvement, and response, but forchangeability, improvability, andresponsiveness.”Coping with complexity: educating for capabilitySarah W Fraser, Trisha Greenhalgh. 2001
    18. 18. “When you finally come to grips you cantsolve todays problems using presentmethods, you take the lead to venture to theComplex Domain. As leader, you initiate asearch and rally followers to find a newsolution that will change the paradigm.”Change Management or Change Leadership?Gary Wong, Cognitive Edge Network 2010
    19. 19. Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertainty2. The community can be the curriculum – learning when there is no answer3. The rhizome is a model for learning for uncertainty4. Rhizomatic learning works in the complex domain
    20. 20. Doing it on purposeRhizomatic Learning in practice.
    21. 21. Five things I think I think1. The best teaching prepares people for dealing with uncertainty2. The community can be the curriculum – learning when there is no answer3. The rhizome is a model for learning for uncertainty4. Rhizomatic learning works in the complex domain5. We need to make students responsible for their own learning (and the learning of others)
    22. 22. Sure dave, that’s brilliant.But this is India,tell me how it scales.
    23. 23. We need to measurelearning
    24. 24. The fact that you need it doesn’t make it possible
    25. 25. Stop measuringlearning
    26. 26. Measure effort, engagement andconnection. Allow learners to beresponsible for - and measure their own -learning journey. Let the robots countwhat they can.
    27. 27. If we make thecommunity thecurriculum, membershipbecomes how we scale.
    28. 28. @davecormier

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