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Stephen Downes

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Clay Burrell wrestles with 'schooliness' - something that's hard to define but asy to recognize when you see it. As when, for example, personal blogs become nothing more than a place to hand in your homework. "I'm battling with schooliness now, most distressingly, in the very people I thought would battle it with me: my high school seniors. It seems they are so unfamiliar with having their own ideas, and writing about them, that they simply cannot do it with any engagement. Pretending to have ideas they pretend to care about... Twelve years of schooliness seems to have beaten the desire to learn - the pleasure of learning - completely out of most seniors. Also the subject of a guest post on Wes Fryer's blog.

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