“ SECOND NATURE” Extending Learning and Dialogue in the Blogosphere http://secondnature.pbwiki.com/ http://learningasconversation.blogspot.com
....that’s what jazz is all about, is a dialogue or answering one another. --Dave Brubeck
<ul><li>“ Conversation is at once the most ordinary and most profound of human activities. It is ubiquitous, ever present, and all around us. In its many forms-- face to face, telephone, among written texts, or in cyberspace-- conversation is a process of interpreting and understanding human experience. This conversational sense-making can be describe as a process of experiential learning, the roots of which go back to the works Dewey, Lewin, Piaget, James, Vygotsky and Freire... ” </li></ul><ul><li>--Conversational Learning: An Experiential Approach to Knowledge Creation , Baker, Jensen and Kolb, 2002 </li></ul>
Our Goals? <ul><li>Enjoy meaningful conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the potential of learning as conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and participate in professional conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Examine strategies and benefits for student conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Explore and participate in student conversations http://flickr.com/photos/firewarrior/180546141/ </li></ul>
“ Pennies from Heaven”—Good Commenters Retired Teachers Civic or Church Groups Pre-service students Parents
“ Second Nature”— When comments become second nature they foster incredible learning through meaningful dialogue -- What sweet music!
“ Second Nature”—Credits and Thanks Anne Davis and Darren Kuropatwa Commenters in the blogosphere Dave Brubeck for his dialogues and titles and his sons who illustrated that jazz, the dialogue, is second nature in their CD by that name Second Nature Photo credits may be found at http://secondnature.pbwiki.com/