Troublesome knowledge

flic.kr/p/4AA9T8The first topic of the ONL181 course has a scenario that we in our group chose to interpret as a teacher’s fear of publishing their online teaching materials.
During the weeks I have been thinking about what it is that makes us fear the kind of changes that the digitalization of school means.
Last week I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by Professor Ray Land where I stuck to the concept of “Troublesome Knowledge”.
Land emphasized a constructivist approach to how people build their own knowledge and understanding in contrast to a behaviouristic approach with transfer of knowledge. My interpretation of his way of describing a constructivist perspective on how knowledge is built is that new knowledge can be attached to or inserted into the knowledge and perception that the learner already has.
In the case of “Troublesome Knowledge” it is the knowledge that can not Continue reading “Troublesome knowledge”