Re: [xmca] Questions for ISCAR

From: Phil Chappell (
Date: Sun Sep 11 2005 - 03:15:21 PDT


As someone who has far less exciting things to do and can't manage
Seville, my "If I were going, what would I really want to learn from
the conference?" question goes like this (CAVEAT) - I'm not asking for
references to current work, but extensions of where "we" are at that
may be found in sunny Seville and I also appreciate the "conference
effect" of what may seem like totally unrelated sessions adding to
layers of an individual's understandings of her/his focus area (which
is an interesting area in itself):

question: How can chat help us to understand the meanings that are made
during curriculum cycles and lessons within those cycles in adult
vocational classrooms?

There are spin-offs from questions one and three (below) to mine,

Good luck to all the lucky ones making the journey.


On 11/09/2005, at 3:16 AM, Mike Cole wrote:

> Here are the questions we have so far plus one from me.
> 1. Leading activities: transitions from one to another; what
> categories or
> methods prove useful for some leading activities but less so for
> others; how
> to tell if an analysis works differ depending on the leading activity
> being
> studied? What happens to contemporaneous "non-leading" activities?
> 2. How should we understand the relation between monism, marx, &
> Spinoza?
> 3. How can language (Discourse mode?) be a tool for developing
> critical
> thinking among urban poor school participants?
> 4. some question about work activity (I am guessing, Helena), or
> maybe,
> what happened to your exciting symposium idea!
> 5. My question is about intervention studies. What do we know about
> the
> influence of relative power between interveners and those
> who are being "helped" on what transpires? This could be reformulated
> to as
> "who is the agent in intervention studies and who
> profits from them?"
> Who goes next? The world map is telling us that plenty of us have
> plenty
> of questions! And those of us going to Sevilla have several
> days to seek answers and report back about what we did or did not find.
> mike
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