Education: Autono Blogger - Seeing Beyond the Confines
A series of three recent entries at Autono Blogger explore a refereshing range of ideas that reach well beyond trivialized and popular notions of educational technology. The tag line for the weblog is: "A Japan-based native-speaking English teacher (and compulsive diarist) blogs on the subject of autonomous EFL learning (aka angst-ridden self-doubting under the guise of professional inquiry)." It seems to me that this angst-ridden self-doubting wonderfully inspired thoughts well beyond the confines of professional inquiry...
The three entries are:
- Personalized learning: Explores the unavoidable conflict between the existing structure of schooling and an educator who sees learning as something more significant than education.
- Mind Bloggled: Explores the trappings of the technophiles and promotes a broader view of technology and learning.
- Adapting to the Learner: Makes a statement I have also made on numerous occasions. There is no shortage of creative ideas for elevating education, but there is the dilemma of what to do about them.
Now there's a phrase I like - mind-bloggled. Each of these entries looks beyond the surface of education to question some of the underlying assumptions. I found all of them to be quite compelling.