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Collecting rhizomes about rhizomes. For a study on curriculum theory, policy and change. Want to join?


Rhizome

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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.

The CoLab: We're a thinking and doing space, where we learn to make visible and transferable the seeming invisible and intangible aspects of our teaching practices.

Beth Kolko on Hackademia: Leveraging the Conflict Between Expertise and Innovation to Create Disruptive Technologies

Trying to pull together my rhizomic learning.

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."

The Familiar Falling Away: A Little Book of Rhizomes by Mary Ann Reilly

Following up on the adjacent possible ... I get to reinventing the sacred ... www.dailymotion.c...

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    shorter: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13...

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    "But that means that without selection, evolution builds its own future possibilities of becoming! Evolution creates, without selection, an ever expanding Adjacent Possible."

"You're Welcome" ... the rhizomic nature of couch surfing.

"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

Making is Connecting

Thinking about flow and creativity ... holding onto this chart by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Bryan on his rhizomic blogging practices.

Deleuze and the Internet ... "Is the Internet a rhizome? All the straws in the wind say 'yes' it is."

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    If we were to follow Deleuze's watchword, that philosophy has the concepts it deserves according to how well it formulates its problems, then we would not start from the idea that the Internet might be a body without organs or looks like a rhizome or indeed any other pre-existing point of view. Instead we would try to see how the Internet works and develop our concepts from there.

Dressing the Corpse: Professional Development and the Play of Singularities An article appearing in Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy by Mary Ann Reilly

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    "I suggest that implementation of programs as a substitution for professional learning undermines teachers' agency; obscures our capacity to recognize anomalous situations, and diminishes thinking and learning. As a counter model to development, I describe professional learning as rhizornatic, Gille Deleuze and Felix Guattari's (1987) metaphor for horizontal thinking that is nonhierarchical, and advocate for locally determined professional learning."

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    Lines of Flight: http://maryannreilly.blogsp...

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    We are Pando: http://maryannreilly.blogsp...

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?"

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    switches ... new alliance ... move from centralized knowledge management to decentralized knowledge production ... curriculum in the making ... hyperlinked with participatory media cultures and networked publics ...

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    also ... "Feed represents a dystopian future in which curriculum has been decentralized from government and creatively re-imagineered as commercial consumerism. It reminds us how much we need a thriving curriculum research and design culture."

www.starfishandsp...

  • Chris Loeffler
    Chris Loeffler

    This book describes how non-hierarchical organizations can be more effective than those with one clear leader. It also describes these groups throughout history and today. John Moravec said that Knowmads thrive in these groups. I have a copy of the book (Peter has it now) and you can borrow it if you want.

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    Excellent ... found this too, http://www.educationfutures...

About the "adjacent possible"

  • Peter Appelbaum
    Peter Appelbaum

    This all sounds pretty good ... except, it seems a bit circular to say that fluidity causes fluidity.

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    The gGenius of the Tinker: http://online.wsj.com/artic...

  • Peter Appelbaum
    Peter Appelbaum

    The Three Idiots is a comedic take on this that I found very successful, and which is available on netflix: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    Johnson says "Change favors the connected mind"

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    Wikipedia article on 3 idiots says "In a country where students are driven to suicide by their impossible curriculum, 3 Idiots provides hope" .. looking forward to watching it!

Defining the "Knowmad"

  • GeoVenturing Watershed-Marshal
    GeoVenturing Watershed-Marshal

    A knowmad is what I have previously termed a nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. Moreover, knowmads are valued for the personal knowledge that they possess, and this knowledge gives them a competitive advantage.

Rhizomic nature of Youth Voices

"The rhizomatic classroom requires a shift in teacher talk from telling to inquiring alongside students; from talking a lot and often to listening and conversing." Mary Ann Reilly

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    "So it was interesting when I asked the teachers if they missed teaching whole class texts and Cathy said at times she did. ..."

  • Peter Appelbaum
    Peter Appelbaum

    OK, so how is this different from other forms of pedagogy where the teacher has "shifted from sage on the stage to guide on the side?"

  • Mary Ann
    Mary Ann

    Within that horizontal talk is the chance for lines of flight.

Hanging out = rhizomic

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    Paul Allison, who founded and facilitates a weekly and participatory online show called Teachers Teaching Teachers (which uses Google Hangout as well as being broadcast over EdTechTalk) says that this show "is really is just a staff room conversation that [teachers] have always had in lots of different ways but we are [now] able to have [staff room conversations] with anyone we can get to come and join us. ... Allowing other people to ease drop … and see what happens."

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    from "In What Ways Do Teachers Lead in Public Spaces, http://digitalis.nwp.org/re...)

Cormier's Community as Curriculum

  • Christina Cantrill
    Christina Cantrill

    "In the rhizomatic model of learning, curriculum is not driven by predefined inputs from experts; it is constructed and negotiated in real time by the contributions of those engaged in the learning process."

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