Gosh I’ve made heavy weather of this activity. I found it impossible but thanks to some forum posts I think I can complete in a way that is useful to me. I did have plans to use the two axes in a spider-diagram style and plot (colour-coded) each of the following: my approach, activities and assessment tasks – possibly over-thinking it (really?!) or a form of avoidance of committing to a position.
I plotted the given examples onto the grid as per below
I have a strong attraction to the autonomous / social quadrant (1) but do use the quadrants directly above (2: autonomous / individual) and to the right (3: directed / social). This leaves diagonally opposite (4: directed / individual). Interesting that the example is teaching machines – the video I could hardly bring myself to watch, just from the title. The video initially appalled me – it felt like training a dog to sit and seemed to revolve around getting the ‘right’ answer. It also reminded me of course notes on Illich and schooling. So I needed a distraction and headed for the comments below and saw that many people had posted very positive memories of these. So I have been reconsidering this quadrant. Quizzes – I love a quiz but for me this would be social too but I now see that this could be individual too. A way forward – hooray! I have managed to re-find a relevant resource too. http://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/
Onto week 2…?