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February 9-15, 2009: Week 5: Edupunk

Seen on Twitter today: "Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."

- Thomas Huxley http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/authors/thomas_huxley_quotes.html


And now for something complEATly different.  The concept of edupunk suggests that there are issues regarding new technologies not being addressed by institutional learning, and it also suggests an 'in your face' approach to resolving some of these issues by stepping around the established authority and just doing it.  This week we'll consider what some of these ill-addressed issues are, and we'll ask: when is it justified to simply take off on one's own tangent on the assumption that this is best for one's students? What are the up and downsides to such an approach?  In what way is this a multiliteracies issue?  Participants should enjoy addressing the question: Do you feel that you, or anyone for that matter, is, are, or should be an edupunk?




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