Transformative Learning Experience: Wilson & Parrish

I came across a reference to the Wong article while reading another article by Brent Wilson and Patrick Parrish.  In this article, they discuss the definition and indicators of transformative learning experiences (TLEs), as well as moral, aesthetic, and archetypal considerations for creating learning encounters with transformative potential for learners. Here is the definition which … Continue reading Transformative Learning Experience: Wilson & Parrish

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Beyond Control and Rationality: Wong on Educative Experiences

Last night I finished an article by David Wong, in which he argues that our views in psychology and education have been overly influenced by the "Tradition" (Rorty, 1982) in Western philosophy of the value of rationality and control.  This perspective was promoted by Socrates (the unexamined life is not worth living), and has resulted … Continue reading Beyond Control and Rationality: Wong on Educative Experiences

Tensions Between Web 2.0 & Educational Practices

This article by Nina Dohn was especially interesting.  Though not specifically about the differences between human and machine interaction, I think it gives some insights into that.  She argues that the practices of education and those of the Web 2.0 have intrinsic tensions due to differences in their goals and resulting "views of knowledge, competence, … Continue reading Tensions Between Web 2.0 & Educational Practices

Decision-Oriented Evaluation Approaches: CIPP

Today I had to give a group presentation about decision-oriented evaluation approaches in my IPT 661 course (Evaluation), taught by Dr. Randy Davies.  I was responsible for covering the CIPP model, proposed by Daniel Stufflebeam.  I'll share CIPP Evaluation Model here. In class, we discussed what the big decision might be at each of the … Continue reading Decision-Oriented Evaluation Approaches: CIPP

Teaching for Transformation

Patricia Cranton is a professor of adult education who adheres to the ideas of "transformative learning" first proposed by Jack Mezirow.  In this article she gives pretty straightforward suggestions about teaching strategies for transformative learning, although she concedes there is no one right solution and much transformation is dependent upon the learner.  I appreciated the … Continue reading Teaching for Transformation

Human vs Machine Interaction: A few more thoughts

As I mentioned in my previous blog, in our discussion today Dr. Graham asked this question: "How is interacting with a machine different from interacting with a human?”  It is important for us to think through this as we formulate ideas about blended learning (BL).  In BL, some learning is done face-to-face, and some is … Continue reading Human vs Machine Interaction: A few more thoughts