Pedagogical Congres of Mendoza: part II.

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It’s already online at Youtube my presentation at the Pedagogical Congress of Mendoza. The title is “The pedagogy of the community of inquiry, networked”.

This presentation follows the line of work I presented at MIT Media Lab in 2018, , and also, a book chapter that was published on an ebook of the Faculty of Philosophy And I think that sharing it the local community is important

As you have seen in the first post, a lot of national personalities [Congreso Pedagógico de Mendoza: parte I] talked about some issued I’ve been working in: incorporating new ways of approaching knowledge,the formation of communities of learning, etc But I apply network theories to those problems

With this model, any platform that allows communication makes possible the formation of the nework and the formulation of a problem for learning/teaching I make an analogy with how networks work: nodes, flows of information, and ties among those nodes This is not the same as using a social network, as I have read somewhere Because the network is formed by students-teachers, using different technologies and different devices, what matters is how the communicate

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Mariano Narodowski was also interviewd in the main sessions He mentioned Mariano (besides hybrid pedagogies) some learning platforms such as

Google Classroom (Learning Management Systems, based on Moodle) – yand others for teaching, such as Zoom and Meet- which for him, lack pedagogical capacities, becaise they have been made by engineers and technological entrepreneurs who imagine how learning works, not actually how it works at schools

Mariano Narodowski, Congreso Pedagógico de Mendoza

I think that was a good statement and it can be true that teachers lack digital skills, but those platforms also lak pedagogical competencies

That is true, in the same way that Facebook was wonderful 10 years ago, and now is being sued for violating personal information, monopoly, etc. I mean, I think that Mariano argues something that is true: technology is not free from bias in its design, or from effects in its application

Lastly, this interviews show how important is the articulation between the academic-scientific system, and society Not just for my case, because what this personalities talked about is what I’ve been working on for 3 years, but for sharing with other colleagues Also, Mariano mentioned “accelerationism”. This subject is being studied today by colleagues at the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, where I do my PhD By professionals from different disciplines In prepandemic times we gathered to debate texts and new ideas around this

Maybe this groups are not known because the lack of funds or the lack of communication from research at that faculties. The specialists included in the Pedagogical Congress are mainly from private universities from Buenos Aires: Di Tella, San Andrés More resources and a national positioning helps in their own reach

There are no incentives nor resources for those who have to share this ideas, and are not used to write a blog like me, or having a space in a newspaper to communicate Is not about press or PR, it’s about a research dynamic from researchers, or labs, that need to start communicating beyond the curation of an institution In this regard, I hope this event was helpful for local educators

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