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Ethical Learning, Responsibility, and Assessment

A long time ago, when I first became enamored with the possibilities of digital communication and deconstruction, I remember constructing a piece on spectrality and student work. I was proud when the piece won a Parlor Press award at Purdue … Continue reading

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Aaron Schwartz on education

Aaron Schwartz has a short piece today (“Individuals in a World of Science”) on what I consider a rhetorical problem–finding an acceptable balance between individual (agency) and synthesized (agency). This seemed to be the driving question at a number of … Continue reading

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Burke, Purpose, Rubric

Taking a break from work I have to finish, I grabbed Burke’s Grammar of Motives off the shelf. I found this great paragraph from the chapter “Agency and Purpose” challenging notions of neutral instrumentalism (that our instruments measure without purpose … Continue reading

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