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June 4, 2010

Friday June 4th with Grainne Conole

Don't forget, we have a live session today, Friday June 4th with Grainne Conole and a roundup of the week by Stephen and Rita on OpenMeetings, 1PM Atlantic Daylight Time (12 Noon Eastern time, 5PM London time). We'll be using the OpenMeetings platform again. Join the conference here: http://ple.elg.ca:5080/openmeetings/ There's a user guide to OpenMeetings as well. We advise you to have a look at it a little in advance of the first session to familiarize yourself with it and to logon.

Highlighted Resources

Interesting. Topsy (which I've never seen before) highlights Twitter links pointing to the CriticalThinking.org home page. You'll see a bunch of Tweets here. Various Authors, Topsy, June 4, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

#CritLit2010 – Good models
Carlo Columba is reading Critical Thinking, by Alec Fisher. "Perhaps I'll get a sort of teacher's professional crisis," he writes. Carlo Columba , Weblog, June 4, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

#CritLit2010 Critical Literacies
Sui Fai John Mak responds to Jenny Mackness (see below) with more questions. `I love your question: Is age an issue? It is a hard one for me to answer, as I have kept on thinking about the "treasure" we have when we grow older – and whether we become wiser or not both mentally and spiritually?
Sui Fai John Mak, Suifaijohnmak's Weblog, June 4, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

`Critical Literacies
Jenny Mackness will be taking this course while trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas - or maybe just thinking about it, because there won't be a lot of internet access. "This seems to me the way of the future, if we can just overcome the hurdle of assessment – so I am exploring this and online communication in as many ways possible (with some wonderful online colleagues). Jenny Mackness, Jenny Connected, June 4, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Critical thinking and levels of reflectivity
Heli summarizes some of the articles on the Critical Thinking community. This is not a new subject; it has rich roots. "Becoming critical was a book of Kemmis to teachers. Jurgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School of critical theorists is well-known in Europe. I used to be an activist of student movement after 1968 Paris revolution – it came to Finland some years later." See also Heli's reflections on identity and personal agency. Heli, Heli on Connectivism, June 4, 2010 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


Here's what course members from around the world had to say. Want to join the conversation? Submit your feed. Then put this at the beginning of your post: CritLit2010

Discussion Forum

Still working on this - watch for more here

These links are comments posted to the Moodle Discussion Forum, , and . If you want to participate in the discussion, but don't want to set up a blog, then you can post here.


Post in Twitter and use the hashtag #CritLit2010 to be listed here. (These should be fresh. Still working on improving the Twitter display.)

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