Jonas Bäckelin in his fantastic EducatorProphet01 mentions autonomy as an important part of identity of a student in a collective.
Galileo’s Grandmother discusses the differences between group, community and collective. She questions conclusions in Kop, Fournier, and Mak (A Pedagogy of Abundance or a Pedagogy to Support Human Beings? Participant Support in Massive Open Online Courses) and autonomy is an (unmentioned) key word in her blog.
In Slow learning – learning while standing in the middle of your life Irene Gould does not mention autonomy. She learns from life: learn by thinking for yourself, don’t rely on others (schools etc.).
In Calling all Sages on the Side: Glenis Joyce writes about help and time consuming ways of learning. Here is a question about cost of autonomy. Autonomy is not “I do not want you to help me”, autonomy is “Please help me find my own way”.
Jonas Bäckelin is the source of the images in this post.
This post is part of a discussion on Slow Learning. Clark Quinn did somehow evoke blogposts on autonomy and GPS. He ends the blog with a last question: “… but I think we need to start with the right conceptions. Some of my notions of design may be too didactic, after all, and we’ll need to couple information augmentation with meaning-making to make real progress, but I think this notion of stepping back and reflecting on what we might want to achieve and where we’re currently inadequate is an initial step….”
Big question is if autonomy is a gaol for education, how do we preserve autonomy when helping and teaching?
Creativity and autonomy: slow learning and time: