Collecting rhizomes about rhizomes. For a study on curriculum theory, policy and change. Want to join?
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Together we are searching for the most effective practices in technology, studying research, and improving our knowledge of new media by using it ourselves. We have two purposes: developing teacher knowledge and leadership in our own schools and districts and putting this knowledge and leadership to work to improve student online reading and writing through the use of social networks, blogs, wikis, podcasts and webcasts.
Siemens on rhizomes and networks .... "Rhizomes can be a helpful way to think about curriculum, to think about how we develop educational content when we are connected (dang networks again) to one another and to information sources. However, beyond the value of describing the form of curriculum as decentralized, adaptive, and organic, I’m unsure what rhizomes contribute to knowledge and learning." (image from users.soe.ucsc.ed...)
We are Pando: Rhizomatic Learning "... a rhizomatic learning community is a fluid collective where participants dwell in the middle of things and where learning emerges informed by a blend of explicit and tacit knowledge. In conceiving of rhizomatic learning, it helps to think of learners resembling a sea of "middles,” who are continuously formed and reformed based on alliances determined by needs, interests, directions, questions, redirections, assessments, and commitments."
"A very great musician came and stayed in [our] house. He made one big mistake . . . [he] determined to teach me music, and consequently no learning took place. Nevertheless, I did casually pick up from him a certain amount of stolen knowledge. [Rabindrath Tagore quoted in Bandyopadhyay, 1989: 45]" Stolen Knowledge by John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
Rhizomatic Learning Mendeley "...something terribly ironic about applying this much structure to a concept that structural resistance itself. But, much like D suggest in their own introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, we have to do something ... (davecormier.com/...) image by cogdogblog flickr
Wikirriculum: Curriculum in the Digital Age "the idea and image of networks as an organizational structure for curriculum design kept recurring. In other words, it seemed as though the design brief for future curricula was being imagineered according to the imagery of networks. But to what effect?"