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  1. Jan 2018
    1. So there is that danger in the language of learning. In part of my work I go even further because I think that learning in itself is also a very particular way in which we engage with the world, for example.

      Two options here then: Critique the word "learning" and stop using it (Biesta) or reframe and redefine it (perhaps what Britzman or Kress have done?)

    2. . And learning can mean different things so I often give a couple of examples where the word learning is used like learning to ride a bike or learning that 2 and 2 equals 4 but also learning to be patient or learning that you’re not good at something.

      I like the examples here. And the anxiety and frustration that goes with learning that you are not good at something (Britzman)

  2. Apr 2017
    1. e-searchers addressing the production of textbooks and other educational media for schools have mostly published their findings within discipline-specific channels, render-ing them elusive to the rest of the academy and thus hindering interdisciplinary ex-change.

      We've seen sociologists writing for sociology; educationalist writing for education journals; historians writing for history... Each with their own focus and core questions. This leads to very little interaction with one another... (and a little bit of re-inventing the wheel)

    2. 4 Technological and Media Change

      There is still very little thinking about digital education from a policy/discourse/politics-of-education perspective. Interesting work by Ben Williamson, Greg Thompson, Ian Cook.

    3. ‘Books,’ declared Thomas Edison in 1913, ‘will soon be ob-solete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.’57

      Thomas Edison. Love his quotes!

  3. Feb 2017
    1. Politisches Interesse bedeutet eine selektive Aufmerksamkeit gegenüber politischen Objekten und Ereignissen. Zum politischen Interesse gehört die Einstellung, dass im Vergleich zu anderen Lebensbereichen Politik für einen persönlich von Bedeutung ist. Politisches Interesse bewirkt ein Streben, die Merkmale des Gegenstandsbereichs Politik zu verstehen

      Würde alles beim Schreiben eines OER Schulbuches im Unterricht angeregt werden. Cf. DeRosa 2016

    2. Bürgertugenden sind gemeinsinnorientiert, affektiv verankert und handlungsmotivierend. Sie überführen Wissen und Handlungsbereitschaft in tatsächliches politisches Handeln

      Again: OER textbook does that in the class

    3. Unter Systemvertrauen versteht man die Zustimmung zum politischen System um seiner selbst willen sowie seine diffuse Unterstützung.

      Is that necessarily always a desirable goal?

    1. There is no rush! Don’t worry about producing a beautiful, flawless textbook. Build it in stages across multiple years, and let different cohorts of students contribute in different, layered ways. Make no claims to perfection. Your textbook is a work-in-progress, and it will continually improve as learners engage with it.

      This is a liberating insight: Roll the project over several years. Of course!

    2. People often ask me how students can create textbooks when they are only just beginning to learn about the topics that the textbooks cover.  My answer to this is that unlike many other scholarly materials, textbooks are primarily designed to be accessible to students– to new scholars in a particular academic area or sub-specialty.  Students are the perfect people to help create textbooks, since they are the most keenly tuned in to what other students will need in order to engage with the material in meaningful ways.  By taking the foundational principles of a field– most of which are not “owned” by any prior textbook publisher– and refiguring them through their own lens, student textbook creators can easily tap their market.  They can access and learn about these principles in multiple ways (conventional or open textbooks, faculty lecture and guidance, reading current work in the field, conversations with related networks, videos and webinars, etc.), and they are quite capable, in my opinion, of designing engaging ways to reframe those principles in ways that will be more helpful to students than anything that has come before.

      And I'd say this counts for school students too.

  4. Jan 2017
    1. ‘Books,’ declared Thomas Edison in 1913, ‘will soon be ob-solete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.’57

      Thomas Edison. Love his quotes

    2. 4. Technological and Media Change.

      There is still very little thinking about digital education from a policy/discourse/politics-of-education perspective. Interesting work by Ben Williamson, Greg Thompson, Ian Cook

    3. Re-searchers addressing the production of textbooks and other educational media for schools have mostly published their findings within discipline-specific channels, render-ing them elusive to the rest of the academy and thus hindering interdisciplinary ex-change

      We've seen sociologists writing for sociology; educationalist writing for education journals; historians writing for history... Each with their own focus and core questions. This leads to very little interaction with one another... (and a little bit of re-inventing the wheel)

  5. Sep 2016
    1. “What strikes me especially,” an interviewer once noted to Deleuze, “is the friendship you have for the authors you write about.” “If you don’t admire something,” Deleuze replied, “if you don’t love it, you have no reason to write a word about it.”
    1. The elitism of a power-law hub differs from the elitism of “old media” in the sense that a digital community is more open to new participants and more accountable to them.

      I like this point: Still elitism. Not simple radical democracy.