|Saint Wolfgang and the Devil, by Michael Pacher.|
"Faustian bargain [( fow -stee-uhn)] Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power."
I see that participants in the Rhizomatic Learning Facebook Group have been playing around with its title...again.
The lastest version, unless it has been changed while I write this is:
I find this comes with a certain amount of irony.
Let me explain.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday looking through and annotating an e-book created by Dave Cormier entitled: "Making the community the curriculum."
In the introduction there is a presentation of "rhizomatic learning" which I have framed in a Vialogues for future possible annotation.
In the video Dave Cormier introduces his appropriation/extraction/cutting of the rhizome from the work of Deleuze and Guattari to talk of
the complex, unpredictable, nature of learning
.the idea that important/interesting learning is complex and does not follow a predefined path
"rhizomatic learning" as an approach which is concerned with important, complex learning
"rhizomatic learning" as an approach which has no predetermined outcomes
"rhizomatic learning" as approach which enables learners to confront/understand/deal with the complex nature of knowledge and learning