EdTechWeekly#204 - Rhizomatic Learning & Battling the Positivists

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November 6, 2011

Jen & Jeff grill Dave on Rhizomatic Learning as he prepares for his featured week for Change 11 and continues his ongoing battle against positivists.
Week#9 Change 11

Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach?

Chat Log Below

Jeff: http://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/11/05/rhizomatic-learning-why-learn/
pgeorge: Hi all
pgeorge: tell us Dave!! helps people who need to hear it more than once with multiple senses
pgeorge: is there another word you can substitute for rhizome when you explain it that isn't a whole story? it's a scary word!
pgeorge: I'm so glad someone saw my comment :-) I was feeling all alone.
pgeorge: hahahaha
blackspruce47: 140 characters! yay!
pgeorge: so you're really saying you can't train or teach them what they will need to know in the future but how they will learn it
pgeorge: the networked metaphor isn't a "should"
pgeorge: it's not like a checklist
pgeorge: great question Jeff!
Jeff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXhkG4xiuVk&feature=player_embedded
pgeorge: good!
pgeorge: kindergartners don't have anyone telling them there is a box to think inside of (at least when they enter school). Then everything changes.
cogdog: hey dave
pgeorge: hi cogdog! you should join them in the Hangout :-)
cogdog: s'ok just dipping in for a second, making a remix for dave
pgeorge: http://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/11/05/rhizomatic-learning-why-learn/
pgeorge: that's what Dave is talking about
pgeorge: like that! learning DNA
pgeorge: nice try Jen!
JenM: It is fun / hard to try to make dave define stuff :)
pgeorge: I'm really enjoyiing it!
blackspruce47: This is a great demo  in itself of what he means, though JenM
dafe: http://change.mooc.ca/calendar.htm
pgeorge: you missed cogdog earlier-he was just here briefly
pgeorge: I agree Jeff!!!
pgeorge: grading always throws a monkey wrench into the process!
pgeorge: hmmm....so they get good grades for trying???
pgeorge: that's hilarious!!
dafe: http://ca.movember.com/mospace/1327004/
Gary: My daughter is currently a good example. Doing her MSc. in physics and has a supervisor that encourages not following what he wants. She learns as a result.
JenM: thank you, all! TTFN!