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[Xmca-l] Re: Gee, Knowledge, Intelligence and Affinity Spaces



For those who want to look into it more - 
The 2004 paper on affinity spaces can be found at JPG's website: http://www.jamespaulgee.com/publications


There is a chapter in the 2010 book Women and Gaming in which Gee and Hayes discuss affinity spaces and their characteristics, including types of knowledge, roles, and social dynamics. Gee also has a discussion of affinity spaces in an interview with Henry Jenkins:
http://henryjenkins.org/2011/03/how_learners_can_be_on_top_of_1.html

http://henryjenkins.org/2011/03/how_learners_can_be_on_top_of_2.html

http://henryjenkins.org/2011/03/how_learners_can_be_on_top_of_3.html

I haven't read the Miseducation Era book to know how he handles the idea of affinity spaces in that work but am curious to hear others thoughts

On Jul 23, 2014, at 12:08 PM, mike cole wrote:

> A few juicy quotations might help those who do not know or have access to
> the originals, Greg. And make it easier for others to follow the
> conversation if there is one.
> mike
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> I just had a great conversation on Google+ I thought that many of you could
>> help expand our thinking.
>> 
>> We were discussing Gee's defining characteristics of Afffinity Spaces. In
>> his first description (2004) Gee defined many types of knowledge:
>> individual, dispersed, tacit, intensive and extensive.
>> 
>> Yet in his recent book, Miseducation Era affinity spaces are only defined
>> in terms of intelligences and there are not as many types.
>> 
>> We settled on the idea that perhaps JOPG was shooting for intelligence to
>> be knowledge and doing to distinguish you cannot really know without
>> action.
>> 
>> Anyone else have an opinion on the linguistic shift?
>> --
>> J. Gregory McVerry, PhD
>> Assistant Professor
>> Southern Connecticut State University
>> twitter: jgmac1106
>>