Tag Archives: Rhizome

A map is not a tracing

Today’s inspiration for #Mapvember comes from Deleuze and Guattari’s writings on the rhizome. This is one of the passages in A Thousand Plateaus (ATP) that I return to again and again: Make a map, not a tracing … What distinguishes the … Continue reading

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Deleuze is hard

I remember a couple of years ago, maybe during rhizo14, some people getting annoyed about Deleuze and complaining that it was hard. Well, it is – no doubt about that. I’ve spend years practicing philosophy and I still don’t find … Continue reading

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Rhizome: 7 word story

Today’s daily create is to: Explain something technical in 24 seconds and summarize in 7 words as a video. I wanted to try something new, so I Googled for animated text and found FlashVortex and quickly made these to – ahem … Continue reading

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The rhizome is NOT a metaphor

Deleuze & Guattari’s concept of the rhizome in A Thousand Plateaus is not a metaphor. Let me repeat that. IT IS  NOT A METAPHOR. NOT. A. METAPHOR. Despite acknowledging this in their recent paper The rhizome: A problematic metaphor for teaching … Continue reading

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Feb 14th Rhizopoem

Ginger’s a rhizome An iris is too Some irises are pink But this one is blue       flickr photo by tanakawho shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

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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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#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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Rhizomatic MOOCS?

Anyone who knows me (probably) knows that I’m very taken with Deleuze and Guattari’s idea that knowledge is rhizomatic, not arborescent (think strawberry, not tree).  I’ve been thinking a lot about MOOCs over the last few weeks, and writing some … Continue reading

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