CCK08, We 2-Think connectivist!

(sottotitolo italiano: Dì qualcosa di connettivista...)
Free thoughts.

I am thinking that there are three level of learning, and reflecting …

1 –the basics. Formal, at the school. What’s here the network? It’s in the neural network ( so is very very important a competence: learning to learn). But not only. Network is also the real environment: classroom. It is a social network; an individual can learn from schoolfriends. From their successes, and from their mistakes. From different learning styles, that he can compare.. and much more
2- the specialistic ( I apologize for my dramatically bad English…). Formal, non formal. At the university, or working. I see it as a not too connective step (especially university, especially in Italy ) . Where is connectivism? Only an example: using LCMS, particularly for blended learning, or use of strategies of learning by doing, or PLE…
2- Adult learning, long life learning. Informal. Here connectivism is THE WAY of learning, as I thinK. Non human resources (my Knowledge, I’m a bit afraid of it, stay not only in my brain, but in my PC, in the net) , and human resources (a great network made of specialists, who put their studies in Internet, who I can contact..)Here learning is really sharing, here connectivism is a puzzle in wich the whole is much, much more than the sum of pieces. Is it a new way? I’m not sure. Surely new are the tools, the technological tools that support and enhance this way of transforming information in Knowledge. But I think to ancient Greece (I’m an Ancient Greek and Latin Teacher…) . I think about Greek theatre, tragedy and comedy. When all citizens of Athens reflected on life, politics, ethics. “For chidren there is the school, for adults theatre”said Aristophanes. I think about the method of Socrates, who taught by dialogs , or about symposium… There was a community of learners, who shared their Knowledge, their thoughts, their reflection .In "Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word', Ong writes about secondary orality, specifying analogies between the electronic era and Greece…

here some features of secondary orality It seems to me a description of connectivism...

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