Keynote: “Emergent Learning”

14 Aug 2015
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Pyle Center Alumni Lounge, 702 Langdon St.

Keynote: “Emergent Learning”

“Emergent Learning”

Where: Pyle Center Alumni Lounge, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
When: Friday, August 14, 8:30am – 10:00am

Far too much of education revels in knowing rather than not knowing. Sitting fastidiously in a place of not knowing is one of the hardest, most rigorous, parts of learning. But this is rigor of a different color. Learning is not something we can script in advance. Syllabi should be living documents, co-created with students. Full of possible paths. Not a barrel of predetermined outcomes, carefully crafted to be specific, measurable, a loved by our accrediting bodies. Outcomes, and rubrics or assessments we design, should be wild-eyed and tentative. Assessment as an act of agency, a learning activity in and of itself not something delivered ex post facto by an external authority.

We’ll play in this session. Amy will talk and Jesse will talk and Amy will talk and Jesse will talk, in shorter and shorter segments, devolving from a formal presentation into a conversation, one that quickly brings the audience into its fold.

You can engage the backchannel for the event on Twitter by following @DigPedLab and #digped.

Both Institute keynotes will be recorded and live-streamed. Check back here or watch the #digped hashtag on Twitter for a link. Consider the live-stream “in beta.” If you have difficulty viewing, there will be an HD recording made available publicly the week after the institute is over.

“Learning is emergent, a lifelong pursuit, not relegated to the brick walls of an institution or to a narrow window of time during life; it has no specific end point.” ~ A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age