Questions for Dave Cormier on Rhizomatic Learning
I am a slow learner, that is why these questions do pop up now. Your rhizomatic learning theory does sound interesting. “… a distributed negotiation of knowledge can allow a community of people to legitimize the work they are doing among themselves and for each member of the group, the rhizomatic model dispenses with the need for external validation of knowledge, either by an expert or by a constructed curriculum….”
I am struggling to see utility and practicality, just like Keith Hamon. I would like to ask:
In what way does your theory of rhizomatic learning change the way you teach?
Change11 is about change, and you are part of Change11, so what do you want to change?
Did the rhizomatic learning theory and reading Deleuze change your way of living?
In what way does it change your parenting and being a father?
I am an educational journalist and my readers are non-academic teachers who want to improve their teaching. So please do not use academic language, be practical.
What advice do you give to new teachers? Could you explain the magic trick to a teacher of bookkeeping, welding, or farming?
What do you tell teachers with a history of teaching? Do you want them to change the way they teach? Please do not explain your theory, but tell them ways to improve their teaching and the learning of their students.
Your theory of rhizomatic learning is it important for students in vocational colleges?
If you could introduce new fresh students at the start of their time in college or univ how would you do that?
What advice would you give your children in learning? I bet you do not tell them “… the intensive becomes hidden under the extensive and the qualitative. …” (DeLanda, Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy, 119)
Do you discuss your view on learning with the teachers in the school of your children? What do you talk about with them?
Did your theory change the way you learn and study?
Here in the village they say: One fool can ask more than a thousand of learned man could answer. The answer on that is of course If the fool does not ask he (always men) never will be a learned man.
Questions for MOOC’ers:
Maybe you could try to answer some of the questions above.
And central question of this MOOC for every student: What do you want to change?