Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Nature of Knowledge

Epistemology in the Garden
A New Nature of Knowledge

The following is a personal reflection on the nature of knowledge. Think of it as a metaphoric photo poem. Enjoy


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Friday, April 3, 2009

Personal Professional Development

As you walk through your professional life what strategies do you use to support yourself with wisdom?

If you go to this website you can view it with the audio.http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?presentation=217

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Teaching and Learning


So I have been thinking today rather deeply about teaching and learning. Or rather teaching is learning. I mean isn't it? For me they are so very intertwined I can't separate them. My job is teacher but I am a learner. I believe my role in this job is to demonstrate how the learning should happen or what it should look like. To be good at it I must open possibilities and pathways for those learning. I expect the learner to practice and think about what they are learning. I expect then to take what I share with them and remix it into their own life. I myself can not stop and take off my teacher hat when I need to learn because if I am to be a good teacher I must also be open to the possibilities and pathways that present themselves while I am teaching. Do we need a new word for the teacher/learner? How about the TLearcher?