Learning Subjectives


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So here we are again. Learning. Together. I signed up, saw the tweets, read some posts, received the email. I didn’t think that I’d be able to make it, but here I am, wondering once again, what does it all mean. So it begins, once again, with a curious question without a mark, a short phrase. “Learning Subjectives”. Here then are my thoughts, for what they are worth.

To me learning subjectives is:

  • Where learning is the focus
  • Sometimes ignored, often stifled
  • Making, adapting and remixing
  • Grown in many ways: cuttings, seeds, roots
  • Open to choice, but we must always choose
  • Influenced and encouraged by space
  • Full of compromise and negotiation
  • Not easily, if ever, assessed
  • Personally connected

So there we have it, my first post. Feels incomplete, but maybe it always is. Anyway, good to be back. Did we ever leave?


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2 thoughts on “Learning Subjectives”

  1. Thanks for this post, and for outlining your view of learning subjectives so clearly. I really like that one in the middle, about being open to choose, but also being forced to choose – I guess wrapped up in this is having confidence in choices, and accepting that while they’re good enough for now, they might, in time be superseded by different ones. I work with first year undergraduate students, and I wish they all had the confidence to accept that what they’ve done to be academically successful now is ok, but that it might need looking at again; and that the things they find to replace them this year, might change again the next.

    1. Thanks Tim for the reply. I guess it is a part of that cycle of unlearning, where sometimes we have to admit that what we were doing was wrong or might not work anymore. I must admit, the idea of forced choice stems in part from the discussion in #Rhizo14 around ‘enforced independence’ http://readwriterespond.com/?p=98 This has been one of those unreconcilable ideas and topics which continues to kind of haunt me.

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