My friend and colleague, Cole Camplese, and I gave a joint presentation on a collaborative project we have developed called “Hacking Pedagogy.” The idea is to open a digital space in which we, together with the education technology community here at Penn State and beyond our institutional boundaries, will write a living field guide dedicated to articulating, cultivating and facilitating a cooperative approach to education.
Specifics about how to participate in this project are available on our Hacking Pedagogy Blog.
In reflecting on the event, there are a few points I would like to emphasize that were either insufficiently developed in the presentation or left unaddressed from the Live Question Tool from the event.
- Disengagement involves general apathy and, often, the active repression of the natural human desire to learn.
- Engagement involves attention, directed psychic involvement with the learning community.
- Participation involves taking an active role in the pedagogical process but,
- Cooperation is rooted in the recognition that pedagogical practice is most transformative when it is undertaken as a conjoint activity in which student and teacher share ownership.