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Outline: Pedagogy of Abundance

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 1. Introduction: outline of the issues:

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  • no-cost publishing + sharing = reduction of content scarcity
    but
    human attention remains limited
  • Refocus on quotidian skills – e.g. finding, filtering and storing. What do we need to get value out of abundance? What does research tell us?
  • Approaches to teaching and learning that rely on abundant content (pedagogical models)
  • Abundance is not inherently inclusive
  • Avoiding relativism through critical thought

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 2. What kind of abundance are we talking about?

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  • Differentiate abundance of content (non-rivalrous) from scarce socio-economic, rivalrous, opportunities.
  • Education is in short supply – content is not

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 3. The nuances of attention

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  • The Frame Problem
  • Clay Shirky on communication vs broadcast and implications for the attention economy
  • Lanham on style over substance
  • Although attention seems like a limited resource, there is amplification through the network.
  • ‘Attention’ is not merely cognitive, but socially framed and filtered.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 4. Pedagogies that we know about

* RBL
* PBL
* Constructivism
* Constructionism
* Connectivism
* Design for Learning

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 5. Specific issues:

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  • Cognitive capability: (CIBER): finding, filtering, filing
  • Intellectual capability: Modelling (a key 21stC mindset?)
  • Political capability: Copyright wars: artificial scarcity.
  • Social and economic capability: the material scarcity of education
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Source: http://davidlongman.net/blog/93-2/pedagogy-of-abundance/