Tweets #cck11 about socially constructed patterns

Tweet: my point is our understanding is socially constructed. Connections may exist that we cannot see #cck11

We have cultural biased eyesight and our previous experiences make us blind to certain patterns. The connections we made make a clear view impossible. we are looking through colored windows. We frame our perceptions in a wrong and distorted frame.

Learning to connect information can be a road to misunderstanding and false beliefs. Cultural bias is learned. But we always can learn to adopt a more ‘realistic’ way of seeing things. A struggle for a better view and a more educated view is necessary. we need people who tell us we do not see it right. Not-our-kind-of-people can teach us better sight.

O que você quer dizer com a última frase deste blog?”Cada aluno tece o seu tecido, com os seus padrões diferentes. Validar é necessário, dar valor também.”  Tereza Elisabeth, “Cabe aí validar a individualidade de cada aluno e dar valor à diversidade, pois a aula poderá ser mais criativa.” We need to value diversity and uniqueness of every student.

George Lakoff on framing #cck11

According to Lakoff: Reason is not unconscious, not disembodied, the brain is structured to run a body.
You can’t be rational without emotion and passion.
Reason does not fit the world but uses the structure of the  brain to see the world.
Cultural narratives influence our impressions of the world around us.
A frame has elements and scenario’s and boundary’s (Jeffrey Feldman)
Every word is related to a frame. And a frame is not only reason and rational.
Metaphors are physical in the  brain, metaphors are physical connections.
Framing is normal so tell people what framing is.
Reason is not rational, not free of passion, that is why framing is important, because we try to think rational inside frames.
Concepts are not neutral.
Question of Lindsay Jordan: “Frames which seem pretty much the same thing as ‘context’ – am I right?”
Context is a term from a rational thinking and understanding language. Context is a means to think about words in a rational way. Frames do have a physical, neural source.   Reframing is a neuro-linguistic method where a situation or context is seen in another frame.  (source http://www.downes.ca/post/54545 )
More on framing on this blog of Howard Johnson.