Monday, September 12, 2011

From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able





Graphic panel 


Interesting graphic panel by Dr. Michael Wesch. Dr. Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of social media and digital technology on global culture. 

He demonstrate how important is to move our students from knowledge to knowledge-abe: find, analyse, criticise, even create new information and knowledge.

Listen  Dr. Wesch in TEDxKC in the video below:






TEDxKC talk synopsis: "Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. Yet these developments are not without disruption and peril. Familiar long-standing institutions, organizations and traditions disappear or transform beyond recognition. And while new media bring with them new possibilities for openness, transparency, engagement and participation, they also bring new possibilities for surveillance, manipulation, distraction and control. 

Critical thinking, the old mainstay of higher education, is no longer enough to prepare our youth for this world. 

We must create learning environments that inspire a way of being-in-the-world in which they can harness and leverage this new media environment as well as recognize and actively examine, question and even re-create the (increasingly digital) structures that shape our world."

And now a few ideas from the project that Prof. Wesch asked students: to see the world as they see it. Watch the video below:









As Dr. Wesch was saying on the first video, creativity happens all the time. 


"You are creative. Your creativity may be in deep sleep but it is there. Wake it up and put it to use."

Kevin Eikenberry


G-Souto

12.09.2011
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References:

Michael Wesch

Graphic panel: a suggestion from a friend, Buffy Gunter Hamilton (USA), on Facebook


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