Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Progressive Discourse - Konrad Glogowski

Konrad Glogowski re-enters the world with an encouraging account of what he is discovering in his grade 8 students and their blogging.
Then, for a while, they kept composing individual responses. While certainly aware of the community around them, they continued to write as solitary writers. Then, one day at the end of April, it all changed. They started linking to each other’s work because they found other entries meaningful and relevant. No, I do not mean that they linked to entries that explored the same topics. No. They started linking to entries that helped them expand their own understanding of issues that they were struggling with. I began to see semantic relations.

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