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



It would have helped as well if I had included the correct book title. It
is the Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital
Learning

I also attach (if it worked) a screenshot of new description of affinity
spaces. Sorry the highlights look like a first year textbook. I read books
with my students on Twitter and the annotation and sharing options on the
Kindle Reader are limited.




On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Rachel Pfister <rcody@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> 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
> >>
>
>


-- 
J. Gregory McVerry, PhD
Assistant Professor
Southern Connecticut State University
twitter: jgmac1106

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