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- Ohhhhhhh, this is SO USEFUL. I am totally in the Self-Actualization camp myself. I get along well with Social Reconstructionists (probably because my own mode of actualization is civic/social... although that is not true for all of my students). I learn from the Cognitivists because I can use their discoveries and share them with my students. I am admittedly put off by Religious Orthodoxy. I had to leave my job in the Classics dept. because I was not an Academic Rationalist (Classics shouldn't have to be all about Academic Rationalism, but it often is). And the Technologists bother me most of all because I do believe in using technology for the purposes of self-actualization, and that runs counter to the assessment focus of Technologists as described here.
And here's the kicker: I am pretty much a mismatch for my school in every way, where both Religious Orthodoxy and Academic Rationalism run high, with Technologists on the rise. Insofar as there are Social Reconstructionists they are heavily conditioned by Religious Orthodoxy (see our "Sooner Virtues" for example: http://goo.gl/g68MgS), although there is also a more independent social justice movement which I guess is where I feel the strongest affiliation at my school. I don't know people really interested in Cognitivism. The Self-Actualizing space is very small. VERY small.Apr 24, 2016
- marking to come back so I can pay attention. ;-) I am wolfing down some food and then have to kill off some encroaching triffids... er, ivy in the back.Apr 24, 2016
- I really needed this! When I go to do that workshop in VCU, what I am doing is 100% squarely inside that "self-actualization" realm as described here, but I am thinking that this inventory could be really useful for people to use for reflection and also for institutional context... and just speaking for myself, I'd really like to find out how/if self-actualization strategies like what I am presenting (the specific topic is "student choice") can also be of benefit to people whose priorities lie elsewhere. Although I am guessing by self-selection, people who show up for the workshop will be fellow self-actualizers. I hope.Apr 24, 2016
- 5 unhappy faces there. I wonder if they misunderstood or if they were the only ones who did. Do you think the photo is from the workshop?
are you and I technologists? I hope not.Apr 24, 2016
- I've been called a technologist by our academic technologists. I take that in the spirit intended (I "get" what they're trying to do to help faculty) and not in the article's sense. And I don't think they read this article.Apr 24, 2016
- Like I said in the blog post, I'm guessing this framework could be a really good way to help my students articulate their expectations in a way that would really help them see what my class is about... and also what it is not about.
I love Amazon used books: 40 cents??? That's what the hardcover of the book that is the source for the framework cost me, plus the usual shipping. And it claims to be in very good condition! :-)Apr 24, 2016