Sunday, November 30, 2008

Community Connecting in order to Learn

In the FOC08 meeting on August 5, 2008, Bronwyn Stuckey said, "Community is a journey not a destination."

George Siemens said during the Connectivism course that the learning is in the connections (or something rather similar).

So a community is on a journey and that community is held together, however tenuously, by connections. Does it not follow that the community learns as it connects and further that the more connections equal more learnings?

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is right! (I never doubted you Sheryl!) All of us ARE smarter than one of us. It is the connections between us that make us smarter. The possibilities of more learning through more connections is not an additive function but a exponential function. Communities of Learning - has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

Happy GrĂ¼ner Sonntag or First Sunday in Advent!

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1 comment:

Beth Holmes said...

Lisa,

A learning community is a vibrant, catalyzing, and profoundly ideal conduit for harnessing and transferring the collective wisdom needed to transform our schools. As educators become collaborative learners, we will get this job done. We will.