I’m reading Myles Horton’s autobiography The Long Haul and this quote on page 130 really popped: I have a holistic view of the educative process. The universe is one: nature and mind and spirit and the heavens and time and the future all are part of the big ball of life. Instead of thinking that you… Continue reading Myles Horton on Education
Co-instructors: Martin Wolske and Kirstin Phelps Weekly Meeting Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8:30pm, June 14-July 7 Simultaneous Meeting Location: LIS242 and Online Community informatics studio projects have regularly focused on design of programs and space in response to needs and opportunities brought to the class by community partners. For summer, 2016, we’ll zoom out a bit… Continue reading Community Informatics Studio, Summer 2016
I greatly admire the work of the author, Ken, of John Pateman, Annette de Faveri, and all the folks of Canda’s Working Together Project. How do we exercise praxis that brings theory and inclusive practice into meaningful dialogue? How do we make sure all participate in that dialogue?
I appreciate the important distinction Ken is making in this post between engagement as defined within the American library context, and engagement as has been explored over the past 10 years within the Canadian library context. I must admit a strong bias towards the Canadian definition of engagement.
A bit over a decade ago, I had the privilege to help charter and be scoutmaster of a new scout troop with my sons and a few other wonderful families. We decided to especially focus on backpacking as a troop. None of us had done any serious backpacking, adults or scouts. Rather than us adults working… Continue reading Teaching … or Learning