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Some 10 years ago I sat across from an Aerial Wolf Hunting Lobbyist in Juneau AK as a long beard, back to the lander with AK roots. He was a brilliant old timer: healthy, clean shaven, calloused, and tucked in….a big city (relative) look. Visiting my father (also lobbying) we had sat for breakfast in the oldest hotel in town. … Read More
…”the history of education loses much of its meaning when it is formalized in terms of selected institutions, when school and society are disassociated.” (x) – From the forward written by Cappon. This Spring I am involved with a group of educators from all political spheres focused on education, rural America and innovation. For our first read I suggested Baiyln … Read More
One of Colin Ward’s greatest contributions was his focus on childhood and the built environment. This interest first appears in a chapter of Anarchy in Action (1973) – ‘Schools No Longer’ – where Ward discusses the genealogy of education and schooling, in particular examining the writings of Everett Reimer and Ivan Illich, and the beliefs of anarchist educator Paul Goodman. … Read More
A Vision: Networked Learning Ecology: A mesh of open, free and participatory media (ICT’s+) and situated learning that liberate humans to create networks for social, economic and ecological resilience. Voices: (Please add more in comments)Leigh Blackall: On Illich On Networked Learning Stephen Downes: Slideshare: Groups vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues Stephen Downes identifies significant differences between networks and groups, … Read More
UNESCO-Earth Charter Initiative Hersch, J (1969) The Birthright of Man
Listen closely to the “lesson I want to get across” at minute 6:31….”There is no opting out of new media….it changes a society as a whole….media mediates relationships….the whole structure of society can change….we are on a razor’s edge between hopeful possibilities and more ominous futures….” At min 8:14 Wesch describes what we need people to “be” to make our … Read More
I was moved today by a video of young people taking action in support of indigenous rights, cultural rights and self determination:This example of student driven action goes well beyond adult organized marches, or adult driven activity for social justice. Many of these young people show an enduring understanding of their interdependence and interconnection with a nation and the world. … Read More
Illich, I. (1973). Tools for conviviality. New York: Harper & Row. The symptoms of accelerated crisis are widely recognized. Multiple attempts have been made to explain them. I believe that this crisis is rooted in a major twofold experiment which has failed, and I claim that the resolution of the crisis begins with a recognition of the failure. For a … Read More
I listened again tonight….as Lisa and I imaged our future.
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