Cool! Some brave people talking about ecology within learning and organisations now. Marie Jasinski, Robby Weatherly and Robert Woog – people I’ve been wanting to see for some time.

Marie kicks off with a rather nice tit bit.
Nasa’s greatest achievment:

Marie – Learning ecologies as a metaphor for learning in the knowledge era. Embraces the contradictions. Rich learning environments, more than ne way to learn.
We are not afraidI’m f**king terrified

Robby – Life based learning, extendeing from expert centred and work based learning. But its so obvious that it loses value. Elements include:

  • Who and how you know (connectivism).
  • High order thinking
  • Self motivation
  • Iterative process
  • Conversations

3 questions:

  1. What appeals (or doesn’t appeal) about the concept of life long learning?
  2. Describe a positive learning experience outside work – what factors, how does it contribute to your thinking?
  3. What are some new PD development models that embrace life based learning?

About Robert Woog: “…interested in post-positivist inquiry as it relates to society and the environment and the role of ethics and aesthetics in guiding a technocentric society.” (UWS)
Said, “big learning experiences were interesting, small learning experiences changed my life!”
Paradigmatic plurality… if you wanted to take control, you’ll muck it up. Things take care of themselves. Wisdom, metaphoric, ecological thinking.

Join the converstion look for the forum in one month time…

This was the first time the three presented their ideas. Stephan recorded it and should have an MP3 up soon.

Generally, I think it was great to have these thoughts intersect with that horrid rationalist stuff that the day kicked of with, but I felt they simplified it down a bit too much – staying theoretical, but not offering many links or references for people like me to chase up. Here’s one they should certainly add in: George Siemens Connectivity

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