Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is a pretty nice resource. We should not (as the title suggests) that it is weighted toward educational psychology, so it's not going to include a lot of what we might normally consider educational theory (examples: Jay Cross on informal learning, Anderson on Presence, Hattie on effect size, Moore on transactional distance, etc.,etc.) - but in fairness, the website as a whole includes these and many more. I like how it is colour coded to identify different theoretical strands. I think it's good that connectivism is included; I would also lobby for a listing for 'knowledge as recognition', that is, the idea that "We're not teaching people what to know, we're teaching them how to see, which is a very different enterprise." But maybe it's too soon for that.

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