Category Archives: Rhizomes

I have the questions for all of your answers

Years ago (gosh, at least ten years, how shocking to realise), I ended up moderating a public Philosophy forum.  It’s long gone now but I am still friends with many of my fellow moderators including the wonderful Andrew Jeffrey, who … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Dichotomies

I like making lists, and I also like making tables.  I know that the world’s not really black and white, but I taking an idea and looking at it in two ways – I like dichotomies.  I’ve been playing around … 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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