Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rhizomatic mappings

Cath Ellis wrote a blog post about how the London Underground is rhizomatic.  I love this and she’s right – it has multiple entry ways and no correct route.  Indeed, if I am not in  a hurry then I plan … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic music

I’ve been thinking a LOT about different ways of representing the rhizome recently.  D&G talk a lot about nomads living in smooth space and making felt (not knitting!) and I wondered what they’d be listening to during all of that. … Continue reading

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Enforcing Independence Part 2

I haven’t engaged much with the topic for week 2 of #rhizo14 which is about whether we can enforce independence because I’ve been too busy doing my own thing (haha!) and thinking about D&G.  I’ve been reading blogs of other … Continue reading

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Meaning versus inspiring

I’ve been thinking again about Cath Ellis’s blog post encouraging #rhizo14 participants to read D&G in the original and wondering if it really matters what an original meant when they wrote something, or whether it’s what it inspires in others … Continue reading

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The privilege of academia

Cath Ellis published a post on her blog yesterday encouraging everybody in #rhizo14 to read the introduction to D&G.  I read her post and sympathised with her because it can be frustrating to hear people talk about a topic they … Continue reading

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Enforcing Independence

Years ago when I was first a postgraduate I worked for a widening access and widening participation project called On Track. We’d go into FE colleges in teams of two (usually a PG and a UG) and run sessions for … Continue reading

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Cheating as learning: the story so far

So that’s the end of the first week of #rhizo14.  I’ve made new friends, thought of new things and had one of the most wonderfully inspiring weeks ever. As I said on Saturday night: @AnnGagne @davecormier @raulpacheco Buzzing with all … Continue reading

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On Cheating

In the introductory video to #rhizo14 Dave Cormier talks about cheating and asks how this might be usefully applied to learning.  He defines cheating as taking an answer that is not mine, and discusses in a bit more detail some … Continue reading

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#rhizo14 week 1

I’ve signed up for a rhizomatic course about rhizomatic learning and I’m loving it so far.  The first video talked about “cheating” and collaboration, and immediately sparked thoughts about Jigsaw learning (which readers may remember is a technique I use in my … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Age?

I’ve just spent a while creating a blog post for my official uni blog only to find that the ability to embed YouTube is not enabled on the site 🙁 I was already grumbly and mumbling about corporate capitalists and … Continue reading

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