|" if you obey all the rules, you end up loosing all the fun"|
The sibling team of Osgemeos's work can be seen around the world, the two have been collaborating since birth and have worked with names like Banksky, JR and other top contributors in the industry. Their work speaks to current adversities and global issues all the while being aesthetically pleasing and a bit humorous. Their work is a gentle reminder of the loss of innocence and play that happens as we grow older, and what I think is happening in education today. With so much focus on testing and finding a implement that is a do all for all, I find myself 'breaking the rules' more so than not.
"This is a version of social learning as a process of proactivity for desirable outcomes."Lanksher & Knobel 2011
Osgemeos's 'Liberate Expression' sums up perfectly this week chapter in whole. The whole idea of social learning is to allow the individual to express in a group, as part of a group, to a group for a common goal or interest. Without the liberation of expression, and social learning we are only digesting that which is given to us, and the question becomes if we are learning anything at all. There is a 'push' ( this now seems backwards to say as Lankshear and Knoble express pushing as giving information rather than pulling from the individual. ) for PBL or Project based Learning, but what is being lost is the social aspect. Having a student follow directions to complete a project is not PBL nor is it social. The act of learning according to Lankshear happens when multiple things occur at a social level. When the individual is aware of themselves and their contributions, and contributes proactively then they are learning.
One question that I found completely interesting in the reading: