What would my ideal learning situation be? I like to struggle on my own trying to find answers on my questions. Of course I do need people on my path in the gardens of learning, but I do not like teachers. Teachers always want to show their flowers and almost never want to see my work in the garden. (I sometimes did meet a good gardener/teacher). I don’t have a GPS in my car, like to find my own way and sometimes get lost in beautiful places I’ d never be with a teacher/guide/GPS).
“… ‘Any teacher who can be replaced by a pencil… should be! – Arthur C. Chalk. …”
I am very happy with MOOC learning, The MOOC helps finding learners and questions and unexpected views.
I am a web editor for education, thus my work is learning and my learning is work.
When I like to learn a skill I need an example, a how-to, a manual, and I need practice. And if a problem or solution is not clear I need someone to tell me where I am wrong. Or I need a forum (on this blog or elsewhere) to ask questions. And I need thinking over and to repeat and apply the learned.
And Rhizomes are everywhere
In Clark Quinn I do discover something rhizomatic. ” … My problem with the formal models of instructional design (e.g. ADDIE for process), is that most are based upon a flawed premise. The premise is that the world is predictable and understandable, so that we can capture the ‘right’ behavior and train it. …” (Clark Quinn) This “flawed premise” is what we could name “reductionism”. Deleuze’s rhizome is a way to avoid reductionism. In Coming to know – the path of the rhizome Dave Cormier explains rhizomatic learning, as is Between the By-road and the Main Road (Mary Ann Reilly).
Badge is of Dave Dormier