Along the lines of the earlier post about social media tools, I thought it might be a ‘practice what your preach’ if I made my thinking explicit. We know that learning is facilitated when experts articulate not only their decisions, but the background rationale (ala Alan Schoenfeld, as I know it from Cognitive Apprenticeship). To some extent I reckon I do this, amidst my tweets and blog posts. However, I’m not sure if I show my underlying thinking enough, and I’m wondering if there is more I can do.
I try to show some of the thinking triggered by various projects I’m on, but of course on most of them I’m bound by confidentiality not to reveal the specifics, let alone the really neat new things we’re working on. I also capture some of my background principles in various papers/articles, like those available at the Quinnovation Resources page. And I do try to capture my ongoing thinking though I wonder if I capture the contexts that generate the thoughts sufficiently.
It’s hard to be accurately self-reflective, and strike that balance between stating opinions, sharing personal reflections, and be reasonably concise. I’d been thinking that I should, so now I reckon it’s time to ask: what would you like more of, less of, etc? Here’s your chance to let me know what’s working, what’s not, what would make this more worthwhile for you. Otherwise, I reckon I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing…
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