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[Xmca-l] Re: Article on Positioning Theory



Thank you, Donna, BTW, for your generous use of your time and energy to discuss these issues with XMCA-ers.

I think this means then, Donna, that it cannot quite make sense to say that "for some students... collaboration may not be in their best interests", for the more appropriate posing of this question must be *what type of collaboration* is or is not in the best interest of this or that student. Which then poses the question of "What types of collaboration are there?" rather than turning to the detailed mechanisms by which a given individual is positioned in a way which may be damaging to them.

What do you mean by "compromise" in this context, Donna?

Andy

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*Andy Blunden*
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Donna Kotsopoulos wrote:
I'll try to address the recent comments in one email.
Yes, I fully agree with Andy that every human relationship is an instance of collaboration. This should suggest that more realistic expectations of school based collaborations are in order. There is compromise with every human relationship and the same is true in collaborative activities with children and schools. Andy's point about the need for a conceptual framework for these types of understanding such human relations and interactions in a school setting is interesting. Such a framework would have to include the possibility of compromise, an open lens attending to productive silencing and what I had referred to in earlier drafts as productive privileging (Will's case in the article), a critical evaluation of learning and the kinds of learning that has taken place.

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