I’ve guests today, so this post will, out of courtesy to them, be too long, not having the time to make it shorter.
Dave Cormier has challenged the Rhizo14 MOOC to think about how to enforce independence in learners, and I have followed the lead of Frances Bell, Jenny Mackness, and others to amend Dave’s terminology to something like encouraging autonomy.… Continue reading →
I’ve been doing more and more reading on the state of Manitoba’s and Canada’s children in relation to poverty and equity in education. There are so many research studies that show the powerful effects of poverty in educational outcomes (for … Continue reading →…Continue reading →
The challenge in Week 2 of Rhizo14 is to explore enforcing independence in education. Frances Bell has noted problems with these rhizomatic concepts in formal educational settings, and Jenny Mackness and others have reasonably objected to independence, favoring interdependence instead. They both address real issues with rhizomatic education: creating space for the rhizome.… Continue reading →
Yesterday I wrote an article… pointing out how the Polk Bros retail stores used advertising to build attention and draw customers to their stores, and how they used events, sales promotions, give-aways, etc. to motivate customers to buy something when they came to those stores. Continue reading →