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Archive for September 2010

Conscientization, Meet Twitter

September 28, 2010

“I asked every student I met what the first day of the sitdowns had been like. The answer was always the same:  It was like a fever, everyone wanted to go.”  Michael Walzer in Dissent I recently read an article by Malcom Gladwell in The New Yorker.  The premise of the article was that social […]

Feeling a bit like Jabba the Hutt

September 27, 2010

“Mmmmmm. Uga. Spasteelia a bunkadunka. Race a spuce adoobla.” Welcome! Let the race begin.     JTH I’m feeling a bit like Jabba the Hutt.  NOT because I’m considering a life of organized crime, but because I’m beginning a life of organized links.  I feel full and fat after just one hour on Delicious.  There […]

Skeptical of Skepticism

September 22, 2010

“Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.”    Nicholas Carr I think we can all relate.  At least I can, and ADLT 640 and ADLT 641 have put this feeling on hyper-speed for me.  Funny, […]

Buddha vs. Gandhi

September 20, 2010

” If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”                                                             […]

What’s A Million To You?

September 14, 2010

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” Bill Gates What is a million? I was recently thinking about a project we had in grade school.  Collect one million bottle caps.  The reason?  To see what a million is.  To hold it, to measure it, to write about it, to fathom it. Early in his career […]

Thanks for the prompt!

September 10, 2010

“No single thing in my last 15 years professionally has been more important than blogging.  It has changed my life, it has changed my perspective, it has changed my intellectual outlook, it has changed my emotional outlook…”            Tom Peters After an animated discussion of changing paradigms in education, the simple […]

As We Learn, So We Develop

September 10, 2010

Tonight’s class had me wondering about the distinction between adult learning and adult development.  Our discussion about behaviorist, cognitive, and humanist theories seemed to focus on development more than learning, on the purpose rather than the process.  If we talk about these theories as they relate to learning, then we consider how our tendency toward […]

Kicking the Tires

September 7, 2010

“Most societies use education to preserve the status quo rather than to bring about change or address inequities.” Merriam, Caffarella and Baumgartner,  Learning in Adulthood This concept has been the focus of many discussions around our office conference table.  While our work is meant to be a catalyst for the change process, we often find […]