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[Xmca-l] Fwd: Fw: The Learning Sciences and Trump’s Presidency

Dear Colleagues -

This thrice forwarded note seems to warrant adding this essay as a subject
line to consider the perezhivanie of American citizens who remain sleepless
with fear for the future. Its quite amazing, really.

So how do we, as professionals in our disciplines, address this issue?

As David pointed out at the end of a recent post, humans have survived by
the creation of "new mediational means" to confront their always changing
environment. Yrjo Engestrom's work over along period of time
has been devoted to studying conditions under which people, collectively,
can take actions that improves the welfare of those participating.

I'll be happy to follow along with the perezhivanie discussion, and I
finally got a chance to watch Fate of a Man (actually, in Russian, the Fate
of Mankind seems a possible proper translation).

I am going to post the article link on a separate threat about the
 Forwarded message ----------
From: Allan Luke <a2.luke@qut.edu.au>
Date: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 4:31 PM
Subject: Fw: The Learning Sciences and Trump’s Presidency

this in from Thomas Phillip and colleagues at UCLA

Allan Luke


*From:* Thomas M. Philip <tmp@g.ucla.edu>
*Sent:* Thursday, 19 January 2017 08:09
*To:* Aachey Susan Jurow; Shirin Vossoughi; Megan Bang; Zavala, Miguel
*Subject:* The Learning Sciences and Trump’s Presidency

Dear colleagues,

The U.S. general election last November made prominent to many the
deep-seated tensions and hostilities we face as a nation. With the hope of
seeding a dialogue within our community of scholars, we’ve written an essay
that explores the role of research on learning, particularly the Learning
Sciences, in the wake of Trump’s election and the proliferation of
far-right populist nationalism across the globe.

The essay will be published in the next issue of Cognition and Instruction.
In the meantime, it is available on the journal’s blog
provided below if the hyperlink doesn't work). We hope the ideas and
questions in the essay will stimulate a sustained conversation that forges
new, politically relevant paths for our field. We invite you to join this
discussion through the *moderated* comment section on the blog.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Please feel free to share this
email and invite other researchers and educators into this conversation.

*The Politics of Learning Writing Collective*
Thomas M. Philip, Susan Jurow, Shirin Vossoughi, Megan Bang, and Miguel