Web 2.0 and the primacy of print

I jotted this diagram in my notes last month during a philosophy of education class. The instructor had cautioned us against using labels such as “myth” and “folklore” to describe non-scientific evidence, as these terms are evoked by Westerners who seek to marginalize the oral tradition. Prior to the Age of Enlightenment and the explosion of print, which helped elevate the scientific method, personal witnessing, dreams, prophesying, and story telling were highly regarded forms of truth seeking. Today, the effect of “print primacy” on the flow of knowledge capital and what constitutes literacy is the subject of debate among reading and language arts educators and scholars.

I am still thinking about this. Have we come full circle?

And then there is this video explanation of Web 2.0 by digital ethnographer Mike Wesch from Kansas State University.

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Think on this:

"What if we just ignored the status of students in other countries? That wouldn’t be especially neighborly, but at least we wouldn’t be viewing the gains of children in other lands as a troubling development."

Alfie Kohn

"When I hear people say it's our job to create the 21st century workforce, it scares the hell out of me. Our job is to create 21st-century citizens. We need workers, yes, but we also need scholars, activists, parents -- compassionate, engaged people."

Chris Lehmann

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These are the communities where I network and cross-post. Come by for a visit!
Classroom 2.0
School Matters (East TN, USA)
Media Literacy

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