"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)
This post was a nice break in my afternoon 🙂
The Peck, Flower and Higgins text discusses how important community literacy is and how it helps the community. Through the story of Mark and his fellow students the article shows how positive changes can be made through a Community Literacy Center. The practice of collaborative planning was mentioned, which allows a group of people to expands their ideas with other peers and mentors. This lets an individual get rid of any flaws in the design of their ideas to create a better argument. The article discusses three discourse visions for a growing community. There was cultural literacy which allows community members to see more similarities in each other, community literacy which supports social change, and literacy of social and cultural critique which addresses relationships and issues of power within the community.
I am not quite sure on any concrete ideas for a community collaborative project but I did do some…
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