This is the wiki for paragogy.net, where Joe (Arided) and Charlie (Charles Jeffrey Danoff) have been writing together about peer learning. All contents are licensed under CCZero, which means you can do whatever you want with what you find here.
Paragogy in a nutshell
We have five principles, with which we endeavor to both describe the phenomenon of effective peer learning, and to prescribe key aspects of its best practice. These principles were conceived by turning Malcolm Knowles principles of adult education ("andragogy") by 90 degrees. In other words, we are looking at learning scenarios in which the standard assumptions about teaching and learning don't apply in a straightforward way. This typically includes learning in peer production environments, like the learning that takes place on mailing lists devoted to free software. Here are the five principles as they stand today. You can read more about them in the papers, and book, linked to below.
- Changing context as a decentered center.
- Meta-learning as a font of knowledge.
- Peers provide feedback that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
- Learning is distributed and nonlinear.
- Realize the dream if you can, then wake up!
- Writing a paper about our experiences in the Paragogy+ubuntu Workshop at e/merge 2012. Read and comment on draft 3 here! (last updated 9 Nov. 2012)
- Promoting our book! A limited edition print run is in the works, but feel free to have look at the free PDF version, the LaTeX source, and the wikified version! We've also submitted the book to the OpenEd 2012 Remixathon.
- Working with the Peeragogy project on a handbook for peer learners. (The Peeragogy project was initiated in January 2012 by Howard Rheingold, and was inspired in part by Joe & Charlie's work here on Paragogy.net, as noted in Howard's DML Central article "Toward Peeragogy".)
- First paper: Paragogy: Synergizing individual and institutional learning Published on Wikiversity 22 January 2011
- Second paper: Paragogy, Published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073) July 2011 Vol-739urn:nbn:de:0074-739-9
- Third paper: Personalised Peer-Supported Learning: The Peer-to-Peer Learning Environment (P2PLE), published in Digital Education Review, Volume 20.
- Fourth paper: Paragogical Praxis, Published in E-Learning and Digital Media (ISSN 2042-7530) Volume 9 Number 3 2012
- Italian translation of our first paper, by Fabrizio Terzi
- Russian translation of our first paper by Ivan Travkin
- Summary in Spanish of the main ideas, by Fernando Santamaría
Our Zotero library contains a fairly expansive collection of references; some of our favorites are below:
- Schmidt, J. P. (2009). Commons-Based Peer Production and education. Free Culture Research Workshop Harvard University, 23 October 2009.
- Boud, D. and Lee, A. (2005). ‘Peer learning’ as pedagogic discourse for research education. Studies in Higher Education, 30(5):501–516.
- Lisewski, B., and P. Joyce (2003). Examining the Five Stage e-Moderating Model: Designed and Emergent Practice in the Learning Technology Profession, Association for Learning Technology Journal, 11, 55-66.
For info about the Raphael fresco, see this page.