"Ecologies of Yearning and the Future of Open Education"
- VISUAL NOTES (via the ever-so-awesome Giulia Forsythe)
We want to take a "bunny hop" so, at this great height, we don't go into a "flat spin" -- blood coming out of our eyeballs
Felix Baumgartner as metaphor for change (I like it better than "disruptive innovation" methinks)
"Academia is to knowledge what prostitution is to love; close enough on the surface but to the non sucker not exactly the same thing"
"It may be learning, but it's not academics" -- the face of the enemy
The battle between open / closed --> between love and hate?
"We did it" - O P E N / C L O S E D
(Love/Hate - R. Mitchum - Night of the Hunter)
Campbell cites the NYT article, which I liked to "FOMO"
Google's search class and its course builder
"That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all" - J. Alfred Prufrock
"It's the return of the Jedi Empire"
Thrun -- "I've never been taught to teach"
Campbell -- "University professors have never been taught to teach. Who knew?!"
Isn't that what we meant?
becomes Anya K, because the Edupunk Guide, becomes a multiple choice test sponsored by the Gates Foundation
becomes rubrics and requirements
"the heroes and villainy thing isn't going to get us there"
Bateson - double bind
Double binds are used as a form of control without open coercion
Further complications arise when they're part of an ongoing relationship to which a person is committed
3 possible responses to double bind ("Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia)
Schoolers -- we can continue to do what we do, but at scale
Yearners -- intuition that megachange is necessary and possible
Education based on yearning might be one way to think about it
888 AD, according to the OED -- so early in the history of English, we devised the word "yearn"
to desire earnestly
open is not simply a quality to adopt or a direction to pursue, but it is an attitude toward systems
Ecology of ideas -- Bateson
Bateson's Hierarchy of Learning
Zero learning: "receipt of signal." No error possible
Learning 1: "change in specificity of response by correction of errors of choice within a set of alternatives." Pavlov etc
Learning 2: learning to learn; premises are self-validating (trap at this moment because of this)
Learning 3: meta-contextual perspective; puts self at risk; questions become explosive; this is not just adaptation, habitation -- strategies where you can choose to adapt or not; this is where we become most human, says Bateson.
Learning 4: "probably does not occur in any adult living organisms on this earth"
The hierarchy is discontinuous
communication can be magically modified by communication
there's something about a double bind that is a prison and the way out
beyond access and cost
not merely open education but opening
the possibility for networked transcontextualism. "A planetary double-take"
Don't fake the double-take
We insist we're doing learning level 3, but we're deeply confused… still at 2, 1 maybe even zero
The global open access brothel of non-learning
Apgar test at the beginning of each class
Will we have a blue baby in class today
yearning of an opening education
that thing we yearn for, when we turn to look at it, it will slip a way, deadened by our inability to believe
home / Solisbury Hill
We shall not cease from exploration… Eliot again
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