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CSem and the Private/Public Arenas

Paul Grobstein and Anne Dalke
26 August 2003

Questions, Intuitions, Revisions: Telling and Re-Telling Stories About Ourselves in the World -2002
Questions, Intuitions, Revisions: Telling and Re-Telling Stories About Ourselves in the World -2001

SOME NEUROBIOLOGICAL BACKGROUND

  • People are brains
  • Every brain is unique
  • Brains have and make use of a degree of unpredictablity.
  • Brains make up stories. They learn by acting on them and observing the results ... and repeating ad finitum
  • There are three (plus) story creating/story modifying loops
    • inside/outside
    • conscious/unconscious
    • brain to brain
  • The best educational experiences involve exercise of all three loops, an inevitably risk-taking activity.

SOME APPLICATIONS

One on one meetings Private, semi-private, and PUBLIC writing
(first class: "you are now writing not for a teacher but for yourself and the world")
From images to stories to conversation to ...
From stories to performances to stories to conversation to ...

SOME BOTTOM LINES:




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