Karl E. Weick’s Konzept des “Sensemaking”

ichdenkmalIntentionality is the subject in a discussion on Dave’s Educational Blog between Keith Hamon and Frances Bell.

In very short: the question is if a node in a knowledge network/rhizome, like you and me, is more than a reacting powerless object of the network/rhizome. (this is too short an abstract of the discussion, you should read it yourself)
This discussion reminds me of the problem of the Collective Unconscious and the Self of Jung. This collective unconscious of Jung is much wider than the personal unconscious of Freud. The collective unconscious of Jung connects us to the history of mankind, the myths and stories of our ancestry.

Karl E. Weick and Sensemaking could shine a light on this subject of agency in a network.

George Siemens mentions the nature of connections. Wonder if we could say that some/all connections are sense-making-connections?
“…Understanding. Coherence. Sensemaking. Meaning. These elements are prominent in constructivism, to a lessor extent cognitivism, and not at all in behaviourism. But in connectivism, we argue that the rapid flow and abundance of information raises these elements to critical importance…” George Siemens.

In therapy Jung tried to make sense in the lives of his patients, it is a nice parallelism.

Image: In Franfurt am Main (Deutschland) you find this statue “Ich” of Hans Traxler. (Ich = I / me). The statue is empty.

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One thought on “Karl E. Weick’s Konzept des “Sensemaking”

  1. Do you know stigmergic processes? Pierre Levy used them. It means (translated to our learning situation): you leave a sign (post, comment, ….) on a place in the web, I find it, change it, put it into the web, communicate with you … the next persons comes, takes it… and so on.

    In any case we are no reacting powerless object!

    As Levy’s website is down at the moment I cannot find the quote, it was on this document: http://www.ieml.org/MOOC/KnowledgeEvol.pdf

    Have a nice evening, jupidu

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