What is real?Aporia


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a brief summary of Burbules' essay and The Matrix film, and the Allegory of the Cave

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What is real?Aporia

  1. 1. WHAT IS REAL? Analysis of the metaphors (Aporia, The Matrix, Life Is a Dream, Allegory of the cave) and their implications for teaching Group Nº 1 : Cáceres Laura, Rearte María T., Rodríguez Saracho Viviana
  2. 2. What is Aporia ? <ul><li>It is the moment when a misconception is stripped away, and we are in a state of confusion, lacking clarity. Reconstruction of true knowledge can take place. </li></ul><ul><li>For this to happen, we feel doubt and puzzlement, without a poros or path. </li></ul><ul><li>The process implies both physical and mental effort. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The World Wide Web <ul><li>It is a rhyzomatic system of organization and it has multiple links or lines of association , spreading in all directions… </li></ul><ul><li>the link associates and transforms two textual points, the same as: </li></ul><ul><li>rules : they indicate a pattern, they imply both obligatoriness and choice... </li></ul><ul><li>As the Web has too many paths from which to choose ...we get lost ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to go on? <ul><li>To find our way out, we need to learn how to create maps : how to put the theory into practice, to turn it into true knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a process of recognition ; we have to re-think, sometimes going back to the same point over and over again… </li></ul><ul><li>… because we think of a problem in the wrong way. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all associations make sense: there are different kinds of Aporia… </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We want to feel released from imprisonment so that we can grasp true knowledge . </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing which path is the right one to follow, can make us change our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Once we make a meaningful association, we feel satisfaction and joy of recognition . </li></ul>
  6. 6. So, which are the implications for teachers? <ul><li>Through links, or communication, we must make a passage between the foreign and the familiar , by: </li></ul><ul><li>Arousing curiosity and interest , </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with meaningful questions, which call for reasoning and help students learn how and what to ask. </li></ul><ul><li>We need a method that respects the educational importance of both doubt and confidence , both strangeness and familiarity , both being lost and finding a way . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education isn’t what some people declare it to be, namely, putting knowledge into souls that lack it, like putting sight into blind eyes . . . Education takes for granted that sight is there but that it isn’t turned the right way or where it ought to look, and it tries to redirect it appropriately. John Partridge
  8. 8. Sources <ul><li>Aporia: Webs, passages, getting lost, and learning to go on-Nicholas C. Burbules. </li></ul><ul><li>http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_vida_es_sue%C3%B1o </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/EPS/PES-yearbook/97_docs/rizvi.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com/rl_cmp/new_phil_partridge.html </li></ul>