Friday, September 30, 2011
1-2 PM Eastern Time
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The Rhizome: A New Metaphor for What We Learn and Know
Guests: Mary Ann Reilly and David Cormier
The rhizome also offers a compelling metaphor for learning, teaching, and perhaps even a redefinition of what we consider knowledge. Mary Ann Reilly, an educator and an accomplished professional artist, writes about rhizomatic learning in her blog Between the By-Road and the Main Road.
David Cormier an educator and web communications manager at the University of Prince Edward Island, notes that a rhizome, made upon semi-independent nodes with no exact center and no defined boundaries, may offer a helpful way to think about learning and knowledge in the information age. In his paper "Rhizomatic Education: Community as Curriculum," published in Innovate-Journal of Online Education, he suggests that the increasingly transitory nature of what's viewed as current and accurate in many developing fields makes it difficult to define what counts as knowledge.
Guilia Forsythe blog post and video based on Rhizomatic Learning talks by Leslie Lindballe and Dave Cormier.