Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I like the way Barbara Ganley very clearly connects the use of blogs in learning with a new approach to learning. "... now that we have online communications and identity formation, we have an opportunity to put into actual practice learning as conversation with the subject matter, with others, with thinkers who have come before us. Then we will consider the learner's connections to prior learning, to cultural backgrounds, to self, to the world, to the workplace and to us as interconnected, constantly evolving influences on the learning. We will no longer isolate our classroom discourse, or our students. As Paolo Freire tells us, 'The teacher is no longer the one who teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach.'"

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