Three weeks have gone and I want to write somethig about my studies. I just listened to the Friday Discussion and almost could follow it 🙂 This is a good way to practice my ability to use English. Perhaps it is my point during these weeks. I know the concepts and I can follow discussions.
It is a great/ enormous job to integrate these studies to my earlier knowings. Something will happen until 3 months – has something happened already? I am not sure. I am an experienced teacher an I can easily follow tht stucture and possibilities of this course. I can choose and I know that it is Me who have to choose, not facilitators. The responsibility is all mine. We have been brought together for studying. Course is stuctured but it is flexible enough. This is a great challenge and has immersed me in a way that astonishes.
I can also follow some differences between George and Stephen and I learn from both of them. I had seen the difference in the point “individual – system” before the discussion. Our facilitators are a good model for discussion without changing opinion to the same direction. Diversity is OK. There is enormous diversity in CCK08 students, its is not possible to follow but it is a source of learning. I enjoy it (if only I could express myself in English…) .
My focus is in learning: what is happenig in human learning? Networked learning is something that I have to know and explore more. Knowing is distributed but it is still an individual who has the brain and the ability to learn. Is there any shared processes, really. I have a shared life process with my husband and a shared process to develope work with one or two or three people. We influence each other. I can see roles and perhaps levels but the process is dynamic and it is hard to capture – and why should I? It is living, isn’t it?
Today I learned that collaboration is not a good concept, its doesn’t say much. Until this day I considered it as a beautiful concept, suitable to many contexts (oh, it is only that: suitable).
We have been asked to write about our position on connectivism: it is just what I have to do. Wise facilitators we have – I agree with this assigment. I have to make a map or presentation of my way in order to participate and give something to somebody during this course. I am/feel lucky to be here!