Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
"Respecting the self-organizing group and its decision-making capacity is the sine qua non of success. It also happens to be the absolute opposite of the organizational principles of traditional education and training." Quite so, and I appreciate the grounding of this assertion, as Jay Cross does, in the findings of the 'hole in the wall' project. This assertion, of course, is precisely the point of dispute between the 'free learning' that I and many others advocate, as opposed to the 'control learning' defended by traditional instructivists. Long-time readers of OLDaily, of course, will recall our coverage of the 'hole in the wall' project dating from 2002, thanks to Frederick Noronha. Much, much more on this sort of project here.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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