Reflection on reading:
Maisha Winn (2015). Exploring the Literate Trajectories of Youth Across Time and Space. Extended Mind Activity and Culture
To me, this reading was about the idea of getting these students, of similar demographics, on the same page. Educational professionals suggest getting students to stand united with a positive outlook towards their education will reduce the pressure on school faculty and have an effective impact on the student’s future. If they can get all these students to engage in their academics, respect education and their educational setting then that would make for smooth sailing. The problem lies with how students view school. It is true though, if certain student populations join together and rebel against school authority it is cause for many issues, but if communities can get these same student population on board than it may limit the amount of behaviors and distractions that are taking from instructional time. I felt strongly about reflecting on this reading because I see it in my classroom.
How does networked learning support co-learning?
“Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. The central term in this definition is connections….Collaborative learning is commonly illustrated when groups of students work together to search for understanding, meaning, or solutions or to create an artifact or product of their learning.”
Networked learning supports co-learning by serving as a vessel for collaboration. When you are at a standstill, what do you turn to? Your network of resources. Or maybe, some people may refer to networked learning as a foundation for co-learning. You start with your network of resources and use that to build off of.
How might one utilize a networked learning environment in order to establish co-learning and peer-learning?
We all know how difficult it can be to work with others sometimes, especially if there are scheduling conflicts, a weak link or differences of opinions. I believe one could utilize a networked learning environment in order to establish co-learning and peer-learning because they could use their knowledge and resources from their networking experience to bring to the table.