COLLECTIVE LEARNING: charting the collective knowledge
This week we are exploring issues of collective learning. The position paper contains some background information on collective learning and identifies some key issues.
One key question in Collective Learning is how we understand the binding force that connects people while they are learning. Read this blog post on sensemaking which puts forward some alternative views.
Do you agree? Why not contribute to the debate by posting a response on your blog (or any other tool) to the ideas discussed. What do you think is the ‘binding force’ that connects people while they are learning in groups, networks and collectives? The ‘further reading’ (below) outlines contemporary thinking about binding forces in networks and discusses what these terms mean. Use the tags #change11 #collective to share ideas.
Here are some ideas on sensemaking processes Why chart the collective knowledge?
I like this response from Michael Brook. The video on connectiveism is compelling, though I worry about how seemlessly learners are expected to learn in a knowledge ecosystem. The links between the nodes in a knowledge network are where learning happens. The problems of making, sustaining and capitalising on these connections, while mentioned, are rarely considered in depth http://www.emjbe.net/blog/?p=45
Knorr-Cetina, K (2001) Objectual Practice. In Schatzki, T. R., Knorr-Cetina, K., & Savigny, E. V. (Eds). The practice turn in contemporary theory. p175-188 Routledge. Retrieved from Retreived from: http://kops.ub.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/handle/urn:nbn:de:bsz:352-opus-81918/kcobjectualpractice.pdf?sequence=1
Paavola, S., Lipponen, L., & Hakkarainen, K. (2004). Models of Innovative Knowledge Communities and Three Metaphors of Learning. Review of Educational Research, 74(4), 557-576. AERA. Retrieved from http://rer.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/00346543074004557