What Is Learning? 12 Principles of Peer-Led, Connected, Interactive Education

By Cathy Davidson|December 17, 2014|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

Cross-posted to the Futures Initiative HASTAC Group. Here are a baker’s dozen of the main principles of connected learning. As you will see, they form an “ecosystem,” where each component influences and changes the others. These apply in any field (although differently in each field). These principles draw from constructivist, engaged “public educators” (Stuart Hall’s term)  going back as far as Lev Vygotsky and John Dewey and including Howard Gardner,

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The Eighty-Five Percent: Or, Why CUNY is New York’s Best Kept Secret

By Cathy Davidson|September 3, 2014|Reflection|0 comments

Also available as a blog post on hastac.org   On July 1, I left my friends, family, students, and neighbors at Duke University, where I had enjoyed as rich and fulfilling a career for over two decades as any academic could aspire to, to take up a new position among the distinguished faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. To people who haven’t been paying

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