Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Education for the People – Concepts of Grundtvig, Tagore, Gandhi and Freire

Read A very long distance lies between the State of Bengal, India and Denmark.  Similarly, Brazil and India are separated by two oceans and the African continent. Accordingly, it seems a daring enterprise to embark upon a project which aims … Continue reading

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Citizenship as Politics – International Perspectives From Adult Education

Citizenship is a contested terrain, very much linked to issues of power. The more progressive literature associates it with contributions made by individuals and groups/movements to the democratic public sphere. This entails an engagement in the ongoing struggle to safeguard … Continue reading

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From Complexity to Emergence and Beyond: Towards Empirical Non-Foundationalism as a Guide for Inquiry

Read with the Issuu viewer Emergence can be seen part of a continuing history of progressively increasing sophistication at inquiry, scientific and otherwise. Here I use my own career path as a way of showing how the emergence framework grew … Continue reading

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Coordination without a leader: Exploring a Model of Flocking Behavior

Flocking models serve to illustrate that cohesive, coordinated group behavior can occur in the absence of a leader. We’ve made some small additions here to a version of such a model created by Uri Wilensky (Wilensky, U. (1998). NetLogo Flocking … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Eye, Wisdom of the Brain

Read Most people assume that what you see is pretty much what your eye sees and reports to your brain. In fact, your brain adds very substantially to the report it gets from your eye, so that a lot of … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Internet: A Rhizomatic Application of Darwin

Evolution is the process Charles Darwin described – the story he told – to explain the diversity of the planet. Evolution exists in nature as the interplay between linear natural selection and random events. This randomness necessitates a nonlinear model … Continue reading

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