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How can we create a framework for self-facilitated learning based on lessons from the world around us?
How can we find or elicit deep lessons from people, places, resources, and experiences in the world around us? Could selectively stringing together these 'lessons' be a form of alternative experiential education? How do we define a framework for learning from the world around us that anyone can use and adapt, or even create, on their own? This particular study group will explore these questions specifically in the Pacific Northwest, but with broader implications on learning everywhere.
posted message: Hi all - this course is no longer active. HOWEVER! We welcome ongoing comments on the activity wall. Most of our energy towards this project has been directed to our blog: wiseroutes.wordpress.com. We hope you'll check out some posts and share your wisdom with us in the comments section of the blog to continue this important conversation. Thanks for your interest!
posted message: Hello from Portland! We have been updating our blog at www.wiseroutes.org and invite you to join us in our learning journey as we travel down the west coast. As you can probably tell, we have a very limited capacity to engage with this course while we're on the road... but we welcome discussion and interaction between other group members in our absence, and hope to share some insights and connect with all of you towards the end of the voyage!
posted message: Hello from Vashon Island! We just finished a video and blog post about Matt Hern - a really rad education re-thinker that we met in Vancouver. Check out the blog post and let us know your thoughts on the subject... http://wiseroutes.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/to-thrive/
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posted message: Hello explorers! We are jazzed about all of the interesting folks that have signed up to participate in and/or follow this course. We're pumped to get things going, but also realizing that it will be difficult for us to connect to this p2pu site often to check in since we're doing so much cycling and camping. I've written our response for the first task to share a bit more about what we're doing now and I'm adding a couple of new tasks to get us going today. I encourage you all to connect with each other when Brandon and I are on the road and out of touch... you are a fascinating group!
posted message: I am trying to take all the experiences I had this past year at Howard Gardner, where hands-on environmental education is the focus of our curriculum, and condense the ideas, thoughts and new understandings into something I can share with my students. In particular, I am working towards expanding and building on my naturalist skills by doing some geocaching (both finding and creating) as well as taking more hikes in the woods and kayaking. I've begun to take more pictures as a new way to look at the world. Additionally, I have registered for a Virginia naturalist course to better understand my own native area and have started a vermiculture project in my backyard. Red Wigglers rule!.
posted message: Hello all! We've just arrived in Vancouver and are spending this week exploring the city and tapping into local voices, knowledge and learning opportunities. Stay tuned for some upcoming tasks we'll post as soon as we have a more functional computer to work from. In the meantime, send us your responses to the first task! yip! Claire and Brandon
posted message: Really interesting working paper, though it's structured more towards a corporate setting: http://www.adaptive-edge.com/papers/LJArticleV2.pdf
I think the linkages with business strengthen the argument that "learning journeys" help build important "hard" skills for the future rather than "hippie dippy" skills. What do you think?