The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

minutes), who points out the limitations of rote learning of meaningless terms without understanding. Derry also quotes Robert Brandom (2015) as saying, “one cannot have one concept without having many”, noting that this appears to present a learning paradox.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories. Abdel lives in the capital of Mali, studies journalism and is eager to learn.

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Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

And what forms should my responsibility take? Do we try to listen and learn from the ‘Other’? For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other. Why is it that so many people write about it and make such a big thing of it?

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Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

Time Lapse Map of Europe Since 400BC: Learn more about European history in 11 minutes than you did in any of your history classes. Georgian Music: Georgian music boasts a unique, somewhat haunting form of polyphony.

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

The bad news is that it takes you quite some time the first time to learn the program. Stop motion videos Stop-motion is an animation form in which you photograph an object while it is moving. Anyone can now create an animation video using handy do-it-yourself tools.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. If you get your vote out, and the opposition is split or apathetic, you can form power.

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Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

What we had before was broken with lots of pain (and learning that comes with it and there we live there is no critical mass of like-minded homeschoolers with the kids/rhytms/values that match to make it work easily.

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. If you are consulting because you don’t know the answer to a question, being absent from the conversations does not help you learn. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact.

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

So I asked about existing translations of terminology and got into a chat with Russian-speaking people doing a lot of translations of SDE materials and putting those ideas into practice locally in different forms. It is the last one which is a biggest challendge when it comes to figuring out what exactly the position and the role of staff entails – since the traditional hyerarchy of adults deciding what, how and when kids should learn is easier to let go in theory than in practice.

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Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

I guess it had to do not only with the state of things on the web but also with my own processes of learning in other spaces and building up enough energy to rejoin in the open. One of the things that FB does well is an easy way to switch between person-centric profiles that help networking to semi-closed and closed spaces for a community forming and even getting things done (despite all odds :)).

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

We mix “legacy” leaders with experienced and emerging leaders to show that learning never ends. While it’s about learning in participatory ways, the program has a kind of hidden agenda. Art of Hosting Collaboration Evaluation Featured First Nations Leadership Learning

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career. Dell allowed me to learn and experiment at a global scale, and incorporate community analytics into marketing mix models and enterprise-wide reporting. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Understanding the Learner and the Learning Process. I am fascinated by the connection between how we learn in complex systems and how we strategize in complexity. And there is no better lab for understanding good complexity learning than complex sports like basketball and football.

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