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by Stephen Downes
March 21, 2014

Open Policy Network
Various authors, Creative Commons, March 21, 2014

This is a preview of a site that will eventually be available here. "The mission of the Open Policy Network is to foster the creation, adoption and implementation of open policies and practices that advance the public good by supporting open policy advocates, organizations and policy makers, connecting open policy opportunities with assistance, and sharing open policy information." Here's the Creative Commons project description. See also the Open Knowledge Foundation. "We are a global movement to open up knowledge around the world and see it used and useful."

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Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?
Ryan Tracey, E-Learning Provocateur, March 21, 2014


I think this is a really good post even if I disagree with it. The premise is that while popular perception sees constructivism as replacing instructivism, and connectivism as replacing constructivism, in reality each of them has its place, and they should be viewed as complementary approaches rather than in conflict. So why do I disagree? Because while as pedagogies it is easy to imagine them being alternated, as theories they contradict each other. According to instructivism, knowledge can be transmitted. According to constructivism, knowledge is created via internal representations. I don't think either is true, and more, these aren't the sort of things that can be true in one moment and not true in the next.

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