Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Norm Friesen and I are (it seems) of one mind when it comes to the role of the lecture. See slide 25 of this presentation (the first presentation outside philosophy I have seen to invoke Johann Gottlieb Fichte (a founder of German idealism that I think today's environmentalists would really appreciate; it is the phlosophy of Fichte that ties this post together with the next, also from Friesen)): "lecturing is not about information transmission. (It is) about personal, emotional connection, bringing the subject alive for the audience, showing it is alive in the lecturer via a fresh talk."

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