[P2P-F] Fwd: Wired : learner centered movement

Dante-Gabryell Monson dante.monson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 02:13:13 CET 2013

Thanks Maria.

I found this 2007 archive, copied below, where Michel shared a list of
references from the wiki,
in reply to a longer thread which I initially titled

*" No curriculum , No students , No teachers / but Interconnected Questions
, Initiatives , and Peers of all ages CREATING - with access to Unlimited
Knowledge Pools "*

longer thread reposted here


note : R.I.P. Parker Rossman

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michel Bauwens < michelsub2004 at gmail.com <michelsub2004 at gmail.com>>
Date: May 7, 2007 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: No curriculum , No students , No teachers / but Interconnected
Questions , Initiatives , and Peers of all ages CREATING - with access to
Unlimited Knowledge Pools
To: Parker Rossman <g.p.ross at mchsi.com>
Cc: dante.monson at gmail.com,

Hi Parker,

some links that may be of interest to your investigation, all collated from
our p2p learning pages, see also the inspiring citations at the bottom:








misc on free curricula





various open concepts as related to education

   - OER Commons <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/OER_Commons>
   - One Laptop per Child<http://www.p2pfoundation.net/One_Laptop_per_Child>
   - Online Gradebooks <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Online_Gradebooks>
   - Online Learning
   - Open Access <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Access>
   - Open Archives <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Archives>
   - Open Archives
   - Open Biology <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Biology>
   - Open Code <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Code>
   - Open Content <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Content>
   - Open CourseWare Finder<http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_CourseWare_Finder>
   - Open Courseware
   - Open Curriculum
   - Open Data <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Data>
   - Open Education <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Education>
   - Open Education 2006 <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Education_2006>
   - Open Educational
   - Open Learning <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Learning>
   - Open Media Registry <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Media_Registry>
   - Open Science <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Science>
   - Open Source Education
   - Open Source Knowledge
   - Open Source Schools <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Source_Schools>
   - Open Source Software Distribution
   - Open Source Virtual
   - Open Textbooks <http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Open_Textbooks>


Citation 1: The Open Education movement is gaining momentum

"*The field of open education is gaining momentum around the world.
Literally hundreds of open education projects are springing up from Tokyo
to Boston to Paris to Beijing. Over 2000 courses are now available through
OpenCourseWare projects alone. Add to this the growing number of open
access learning object repositories, increases in the number and
quality ofopen source educational software projects, the open education
work agencies like UNESCO and the OECD are doing, and the field is
diversifying as quickly as it is growing.*." (

Citation 2: Schools need to open up to peer-based learning models

"When you look at children's learning outside school, it is driven by what
they are interested in, which is the direct opposite of school-based
learning. For example, inthe United States a group of students were
interested in Manga, the Japanese animated cartoons. In order to get
hold of them
before they were due to arrive on themarket, this group got together,
taught themselves Japanese, subtitling and web streaming, because they were
motivated to.

What is the relationship with this idea that education is handing down a
general baseof knowledge? I think that is one of the tensions.

When you look at learning in the home you see knowledge-building
communities. Children can act as teachers, they are allowed to adopt
different identities and they are not just learners. They have control over
the time of their learning and how long it will take. The school system
needs to know a lot more about what is happening outside school in
terms of children's
passions, interests and abilities than it does at themoment.

*We need a shift towards an education system that is about listening to
what thelearners are bringing into the school situation, as well as
thinking about an education system that is pushing things out*." (

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Citation 3: the Learning 2.0 approach

"The traditional approach to e-learning has been to employ the use of a
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), software that is often cumbersome and
expensive - and which tends to be structured around courses, timetables,
and testing. That is an approach that is too often driven by the needs of
the institution rather than theindividual learner. In contrast, e-learning
2.0 (as coined by Stephen Downes) takes a 'small pieces, loosely joined'
approach that combines the use of discrete but complementary tools and web
services - such as blogs, wikis, and other social software - to support the
 creation of ad-hoc learning communities." (

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Citation 4: Education is diverging from schooling

"Education, the means by which young people learn the skills necessary to
succeed in their place and time, is diverging from schooling.

Media-literacy-wise, education is happening now after school and on
weekends and when the teacher isn't looking, in the SMS messages, MySpace
pages, blog posts, podcasts, videoblogs that technology-equipped digital
natives exchange among themselves.

This population is both self-guided and in need of guidance, and although a
willingness to learn new media by point-and-click exploration might come
naturally to today's student cohort, there's nothing innate about knowing
how to apply their skills tothe processes of democracy." (

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Citation 5: Theresa Williamson on The power ofpeer teaching

*"Everybody knows the proverb about how it's better to teach a man to fish
than just to give him a fish, but there's a step beyond that: it's better
that a man's neighbor is the one teaching him to fish, his peer. If some
expert swoops in from afar you miss half the value of the interaction
because of the inequality in that relationship. But if it's his peer
teaching him? Then the man is much more likely to offer something in
return. You are much more likely to create a real sustainable relationship
rather than just a new dependency*."

Theresa Williamson, Founder, Catalytic Communities (
 http://www.nextbillion.net/node/1723 <http://www.nextbillion.net/node/1723>

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Citation 6: John Maloney on the new knowledge leaders

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