On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism
# 7 octubre 2013 08:57
Extensa respuesta de Stephen Downes, en su blog Half an Hour, al artículo On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism, en el que Marc Clarà y Elena Barberà plantean algunas críticas al conectivismo.
In this post I would like to respond to the substantive criticisms, of which there are four:
- connectivist ideas have been widely and rapidly disseminated, but without the academic control procedures which the development of a learning theory needs to ensure rigour and systematicity in its postulates
- the 'learning paradox.' This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern?
- connectivism underconceptualizes interaction and dialogue, by understanding it as a learner’s connection to a human node in the network.
- connectivism is unable to explain concept development... if a concept consists of a specific pattern of associations, how can it be explained that the concept develops but the pattern of associations remains the same?