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Confessional EduBlogging – Exploring Issues

Is there a place for encouraging self-disclosure of this sort in an educational setting? Is formal education ready to allow for confessional disclosure of interactions between students and their instructors? How would full transparency change educational dialogue?   There are many bloggers dumping their intimate thoughts onto the blogosphere – to seek exposure, to vent,…

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EduBlogs for Encouraging Intersubjectivity, Sharing, and Knowledge Co-Construction

Social interaction must involve inter-subjectivity, or joint co-construction and decision-making. Participants would share power and authority, but would be unequal only in their differing levels of understanding. Inter-subjectivity might involve interaction between the student and the instructor, or between learning partners, or amongst a group. The discussions generated between learners would provide a mutual support…

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