Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Nancy White writes, "I have been intrigued by questions that help frame responsibility in a group, rather setting up an expectation that the convenors, facilitators, leaders, whatever — are responsible for everything." My thinking is that this is half-correct. Yes, we have to stop depending on the leaders - from President to Shop Floor Supervisor - to do it all. On the other hand, this responsibility does not shift into that formless entity called 'the group' because the group is congenitally incapable of assuming it. Rather, each individual within the group assumes an partial and interconnected responsibility. That's a very different picture.

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