How are learning ecologies transformative? Or are they at all?
Hill et al suggest that learning can be transformative and help in making us as learners more ecologically minded. This may seem a far stretch, but some of the characteristics they point out are exactly the same characteristics that support learning ecologies and social [...]
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Thinking about this from the learning ecology perspective isn’t that far of a stretch until the spirituality part. However, this seems to be more relevant when looked at with Campbell’s paper (Campbell, et al, 2005) on moral coherence of the instructional designer and transformative social practice. In fact, Campbell et all suggest that, "the [...]
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What are the differences between a holistic worldview and deep ecology? A holistic worldview is: “Seeing the world as an integrated whole rather than a dissociated collection of parts” (Capra, 1996, 6). Whereas a ‘deep ecological’ perspective is much broader and deeper. “Deep ecological awareness recognizes the fundamental interdependence of all phenomena and the [...]
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