6 weeks MOOC +1 + SpringB + 8 wks class.
WEEK TEN: 1 & 2 APR: explorations
•T 4-6:30 (WDS 2101C): competency-based
the Tuesday group wants to spend the term working on snowballing interests: this week is an exploration of the current interest in and politics of "competency-based learning." What is it, who advocates it and why, what might it mean for various interests in higher education? We explore the debates at Inside Higher Ed & the talk section of the Wikipedia, along with other sites the Tuesday group brings in for collective examination and comparison.
In addition to our reading & discussion today, some competencies we shared, considered, worked on:
1) online search; 2) analyzing sources; 3) reading the Wikipedia for debates and revisions; 4) citations; 5) keeping records of search & research; 6) analyzing actors and networks of controversy
Next week we will investigate "adaptive" and "personalized" elements, as well as do a Latour-style Actor-Network analysis of the debates, tracking:
>places & events
>stakeholders with interests
>>views of the world & controlling values
>>>translation & composition
See Week 4 for Katie's example of such an analysis.
•W 1-3:30 (WDS 2101C + around the offices)
the Wednesday group has planned out a series of topics, readings, and project orientation for the rest of the term: this week focuses on Critical Pedagogy.
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