Brain Behavior Institute 2009 - Emergent Pedagogy and the Web
Emergent Pedagogy = Open-ended Transactional Inquiry
Thoughts about/discussion/further development of ideas in/growing from "Emergent Pedagogy: Learning to Enjoy the Uncontrollable and Make it Productive" (pdf), with Anne Dalke, Wil Franklin
The Web as an Educational Tool,
and Incentive for "Getting It Less Wrong"
- Information and experiences shaped to diverse individuals
- Thinking together (forums)
- Making voices heard (student, teacher web authoring)
- See also ...
Mining the Web
- Customize by taking search responsibility oneself
- Exploit by using web to develop critical sense
- Images and copyright issues
- Learning to use Serendip's Exchange
- A Hands-On, Interactive Approach to HTML
- Sites I can't live without ... Peter Pasquale (thanks to Haverford summer institute on computing)
During the rest of the institute, use afternoon open time to develop/enhance your skills as an interactive, transactional educator and web user/author in that mode.
- Get used to using/organizing/updating your "blog" pages
- Put in blog a summer project: use the web to explore something related to variations in brain and behavior that you are curious about. Learn/think about/create something that interests/surprises you and that you think will interest/surprise others. Based on your work, create a web page (or set of pages) that you (and others) can use to encourage further conversation on this topic (perhaps in, among other places, your own classroom).
- Put in your blog some thoughts about what you will do differently in your classroom next year.
- Update blog during the year.
- Have fun discovering/creating new ways to think about things, in education and life.
"The point is that thinking, and being able to think, is the only way to make anything BETTER than it is, and sure there's a risk in that but its a hell of a lot better then sitting in one place and trying to hold everything together, particularly when it isn't really quite what you want and you know damned well that its all going to come apart one way or another anyhow. Thinking IS fun ..." This Isn't Just MY Problem, Friend
Create an introduction to yourself in your "blog." Who are you, what do you distinctively bring to our conversation, what would you like it to achieve for yourself? for others? If you have time, do some surfing, add to your blog links that you think are interesting, may help in developing your summer project.