Monthly Archives: Sep 2015

Edev_502 response wk9_2

Thanks for these references. They can be my between-module reading. Robert Aspinall (2013) has studied the role of the Japanese university. As an institution, it was founded on the structures of western establishments but not the philosophy. All of the … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk9_1

Those questions posed by Rita are invaluable as they capture the essence of the debates not only in this week but for the foreseeable future in global education. I’d like to comment on one question and its immediate relevance to … Continue reading

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Edev_502 wk9

Following on last week’s discussion on the social nature of learning, the topic moved on to see how social reproduction or transformation is brought about through education. In an affective sense, this subject forces one to consider those negative aspects … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_8

A quick question. You wrote: In Chile, there is a historical tendency to teach as transmitting knowledge. However, younger teachers try to incorporate more of student-centred methodologies as well as technology to the learning experiences of learners enthusiastically. The first … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_7

Thanks for the clarification. I can see readily how being together in the same physical or online space doesn’t necessarily engender collaboration. Zhao et al.’s (Zhao, Sullivan, & Mellenius, 2013) categorisation of online activity into collaboration, interaction and participation (p. … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_6

I enjoyed your post tremendously. We always approach the same topic from different angles. I find your writing complementary and very useful to my developing holistic knowledge on the topic. In other words, these initial postings exemplify social constructive practices. … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_5

I am utterly, completely, absurdly convinced of the value of social constructivism especially as it impacts on second or foreign language learning. I wish that my students were, but your post brings up two points that I should clarify. 1) … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_4

It would be educational for me if you can point out where I should have used ‘might’ and other modal verbs of hedging. Explaining what I see as a logical flaw in a piece of work does not require modal … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_3

Thanks for your highly informative response. I’m glad that you recognise some element of ideology in your belief system. Until there are convincing arguments, most of our actions will have some kind of ideological basis. I’d like to highlight this … Continue reading

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Edev_502 response wk8_2

Your post was excellent, as always. The general sense I got from the post and in Rita’s response was that social learning was a done deal; rather in the ‘hey we know this is how things work, let’s get with … Continue reading

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