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Rhizomatic Learning

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An examination of the 6 principles that govern rhizomes and how it can be applied to learning. All images were made by Mary Ann Reilly.

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Rhizomatic Learning

  1. 1. Standardized Learning In the past: “Learning is treated as a series of steps to be mastered, as if students were being taught how to operate a machine or even in some cases, as if the students themselves were machines being programmed to accomplish certain tasks. The ultimate endpoint of a mechanstic perspective is efficiency: the goal is to learn as much as you can as fast as you can.” Expert-centered curriculum.
  2. 2. Mechanistic vs. Rhizomatic Learning Knowledge is defined by  Knowledge is composed. expert and limited to lists.  Focuses on learning Focuses on teaching through engagement learner about the world. within the world. Students must prove that  In rhizomatic learning the they have received the point is to embrace what information transferred to we don’t know. Come up them. with better questions about it, and continue to ask those questions in order to learn more.
  3. 3. Principles of Rhizomatic Learning1. Connection 4. . Asignifying Rupture2. Heterogeneity  ”A rhizome may be broken, shattered at a given spot, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines” (Deleuze and Guattari, 1987, p. 9). ”[A]ny point of a rhizome can be connected to anything other, and must be. This is very different from the tree or the root, which plots a point, fixes an order” (p. 7). 5. Cartography (maps) a map produces an organization of reality rather than reproducing some prior representation of reality3. Multiplicity There are no points or positions in a rhizome, such as those found in a structure, tree, or root. There are 6. Decalcomania (tracing) only lines” (Deleuze and Guattari, 1987, p. 8), ”A rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model. It is a stranger to any idea of genetic axis or deep structure” (Deleuze&Guattari, 1987, p. 12).
  4. 4. A rhizomatic system is comprised of a multiplicity of lines and connections.
  5. 5. Connection & Heterogeneity: “Any point in a rhizome can be connected to anything other, and must be.” ( D & G, p. 7)
  6. 6. Multiplicity: “There are no points orpositions in a rhizome.” ( D & G, p.8)
  7. 7. Asignifying Rupture: “A rhizome may be broken, shattered at agiven spot, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines.” ( D & G, p.9).
  8. 8. Cartography & Decalcomania: “…rhizome is not amenable toany structural or generative model. It is a stranger to any idea of genetic axis or deep structure” (D & G, p. 12)
  9. 9. Rhizome is made up of lines. 3 types of lines:Rigid, Supple, and Line of Flight.

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