Sunday, April 3, 2016
Resilience or Resistance?
I try to think back a few years...
I think of a few words that I am hearing at the moment.
I have been hearing this word recently:
There is no question, I have developed resilience over the years...
I have had hard knocks.
I tried breaking.
It's better to bend.
You learn to reduce expectations.
I quickly read an article of Dave Cormier.
"In search of a new resilience for learning."
I shall start reflecting on what this word might mean.
What worries me is less (perhaps) what the word might mean for Dave Cormier and more how the term is used as an attractor for neoliberal discourses.
I remember something about MOOC's being massive.
I have started to collecting bits and pieces on a Pinterest Board.
I shall see where this leads me.
I was working on an article with a colleague last week.
Outside there was a massive demonstration against the French government's new work laws.
There is a rejection of laws which increase the powers of employers, increases the working time of apprentices, increases the flexibility of contracts, fragilises the young.
I thought to myself, the more you are fragilised, the more you need to develop resilience.
The dramatic rise in the use of words: entrepreneur, resilience, personalisation runs parallel since the 1980's.
Big data makes me feel uncomfortable.
I took a look at the trend for resistance.