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In Our Connected World, What If Empathy Is Learning?, Thom Markham, Mind/Shift, Jan 02, 2018

I'll file this one under 'pedagogy of harmony' though the fit is a bit uneasy. Thom Markham taskes as a point of departure the end of the transmission model of learning asks "what now?" He observes that in today's world, more than ever, people learn together, an d "living a densely linked life and operating in a non-linear, intimately connected, globally diverse, culturally conflicted world... requires entirely new thinking about learning itself." To learn, ... [Direct Link]

Harmony and hope as pedagogies for 2018, Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connected, Dec 25, 2017

Jenny Mackness summarizes some of the recent discussion around the idea of a 'pedagogy of harmony'. She links to Kevin Hodgson's video of a 'found poem' from Laura Ritchie's post (definitely required viewing). Harmony doesn't seem to be enough, she suggests. "'Don’t we need dissonance to be able to recognise harmony?’ and in terms of pedagogy  ‘Don’t we need dissonance to maintain interest and attention?'" And she also ... [Direct Link]

Expectations make the difference, Matthias Melcher, x28s new Blog, Dec 21, 2017

Maybe nothing will come out of the idea of the 'pedagogy of harmony', or maybe I have at last found a worthy response to the idea of the pedagogy of the oppressed and even the pedagogy of hope. In any case, Matthias Melcher has teased out one fascinating strand, the idea that our exopectations make the difference between whether we are in harmony with the world of whether things sound a note of dissonance. It comes from an example offered by Laura Ritchie. Here's what she says: &... [Direct Link]

Weaving quicksilver: ‘We-searching’ for a pedagogy of small, Tanya Dorey, Small Stories, Dec 12, 2017

I've been on Mastodon for just over a year; my first post was last December 3. Since then I've written small stories, discussed theory, documented 1500 km of bike rides, and engaged in general banter. What I like about it is that it is a small and informal community I can share with. Some people call it a pedagogy of small. Others call it a pedagogy of slow. If it's a pedagogy at all, it's a pedagogy of harmony (which really, at long last, may be my answer to Friere). Tanya ... [Direct Link]