Joe Corneli and Charlie Danoff tell us that “peer learning is an ancient phenomenon reinventing itself via novel 21st learning opportunities. Paragogy is a developing theory of how peers learn together. This workshop will be an extended primer in paragogy, focusing on understanding how peer learning works for participants. As a way to “practice what we preach”, we will be inviting workshop participants to collaborate on writing a long paper for the e/merge special issue journal in October exploring paragogical case studies, in order to explore how peers learn together, and how do they do it best. We will be particularly interested in exploring connections between peer learning and the spirit of ubuntu.”
Joe Corneli is completing a PhD dissertation on “Peer Supported Problem Solving and Mathematical Knowledge” at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University. He is one of the developers a new theory of peer learning, which he termed “paragogy” – i.e. peer produced education. Charlie Danoff is the Founder & CEO of Mr. Danoff’s Teaching Laboratory which tutors English and EFL/ESL to students online, consults with professional educators and publishes and shares Charlie Danoff’s Open Access papers and Open Educational Resources.
From 9-20 July: Live meetings on 10 July, 12 July, 17 July at 1 pm and on 17 July at 2 pm(South African time/ GMT+2)