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This is a presentation i did to ECI831 class on the idea of rhizomatic learning. It addresses the question 'why do we teach?'.

This is a presentation i did to ECI831 class on the idea of rhizomatic learning. It addresses the question 'why do we teach?'.

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    • Rhizomatic Learning     Why do we teach? Pls scribble on me.
    • @davecormier
    • Why do we educate students?
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    • Workers, Soldiers and Nomads
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      The worker was the original goal of the public education system. How can we create a workforce that will show up to work on time, accept tasks and complete them.
    • Soldiers are the defenders of the status quo. They are the ones who establish what things we currently know that the worker should remember.
    • The nomad is a creative thinker. They are not restrained by the status quo and carve their own paths. They learn things because they need them.
    • Nomads are not wanderers, homeless nor necessarily restless or relentless – [they are] purposed, mindful, drawn to next discoveries and to bringing these home, communal and communicative in both social settings and self-reflection, learners because of and teachers with their families – where the context is about making it safe to take risk and where the mentoring is about making it possible to discern risk and make other decisions. Ilene Dawn Alexander
    • Should we be encouraging nomads?
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    • Memory vs. Knowledge Repeating vs. Becoming
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    • We are no longer confined by this particular packaging.
    • We are no longer restricted to listening to the smartest person in the room.
    • Rhizomes are aggressive, chaotic and resilient. They are difficult to contain. They follow their own paths. http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/5951029777/sizes/l/in/photostream/ rhizomes!
    • Creating an ecology (or a garden) rhizomes are slippery
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    • Open Syllabus
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      Openness is messy, chaotic and hard to contain. It's also not very new. Rhizomes thrive in the open.
    • Personal Learning Plans Outcomes come out... after
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    • Live Slides – what do you think of them?
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    • I'm not saying there will be no resistance. New ways and new responsibilities are not easy. That's learning.
    • The rhizome is a metaphor, like the nomad is a metaphor. The Nomad learns rhizomatically - in directions unforeseen, and, maybe, to new creative spaces. It's a process of becoming, of coming to understand. We are all different, and our new knowledge must become part of us.
    • Rhizomatic learning is...  
      • Knowledge negotiation
      • Open ended learning
      • Student driven
      • Chaotic
      • Difficult to assess and script
      • Nomads
      • Becoming over memory
      • Life long learning
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