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Responses from Twitter on my idea of replacing Knowledge Brokering with Knowledge Knitting #oer19 #oer

In reply to My rando thoughts @francesbell@glittrgirl Hey both, can you help? @jgmac1106 is "collecting recent (older would be even better) references to knitting or quilts

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In reply to My rando thoughts

@francesbell@glittrgirl Hey both, can you help? @jgmac1106 is "collecting recent (older would be even better) references to knitting or quilts that have come up at #oer conferences want to reframe knowledge brokering as knowledge kniting in our agentive apprenticeship model."

There lot of references to quilts at the year’s OER19 because of @KateMfD keynote. I did a search of Twitter for “#OER19 quilt” very productive “#OER19 knit” one surprise. You could do this for each year’s hashtag then follow up blog streams of tweeters. David Gauntlett?-

Thx @FranceBell why knowledge knitting, because i do not like the metaphor of knowledge brokering and social capital. To me learning and innovation is not an economic model. Need a new metaphor for quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2019/03/07/my-…

@ltaub has written beautifully about weaving as knowledge work. I do agree this is different to the metaphorical lean that comes with brokering. It’s about craft practices, craft resources and craft product. What we make together.

Yes I like these metaphors for making stuff alone and collectively. I quite often think about writing as bringing different 'threads' together and there are of course also threads of posts which add up to conversations.

and in my idea of agentive apprenticeship, which is how learning happens in innovation systems this weaving is both done by humans, networks, and spaces until patterns emerge that become stable much like craft and quilts

I also wanted to pick an artisanal industry to capture the #feminist #pedagogy needed in innovation systems if they will ever have real impact at the system level. While I am at risk by picking an engendered art I feel it is more an honoring of tradition. way learning always be

I think instead of trying to write up this section of the chapter I might just have to quote this thread. What you folks speak of is beauty. Always wonder how better the world would be if argumentation wasn't considered our highest form of discourse.

You have all taught me this is where decolonization must be...I believe the heteronormative practice of argumentation as Truth so rooted in the Western world is just as responsible for history as any accident of latitude. It's all attitude.

Begin*not be
but then can it be
before it begins
An open
Before existance
Maybe it is
Be
Shit. Is this what Shakespeare
meant?
Chicken, egg?

 

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