In brief, my vision for an educational online academy entails: (1) centering learners’ experiences, (2) encorporating collaborative/constructivist educational theory, (3) and including cross-discipline/multi-modal primary and secondary materials.
(1) To offer facilitator-led discussions of learner-experience with multi-modal texts. (2) To collage learning opportunities that matter to learner, facilitator, and world. (3) To subjectively select ethical, spiritual, and intellectual stimuli that represent an unapologetic pluralist reality. (4) To collaborate in the construction of knowledge across disciplines. (5) To foster the love of making creative and critical connections by example.
(1) To enjoy the journey of discovery wherever the open mind may lead. (2) To encourage independent thought by juxtaposing experiences with life, texts, and interpretive acts. (3) To note and celebrate our limits and points of strength as active participants in the process of our own educations.
|Keywords:||Model Independent Thought, Online Facilitation, Higher Education in the Humanities, Collaborative/Constructivist, Centering Learners’ Experiences, Cross-Discipline Discourse, Multi-Modal Primary/Secondary Materials, Unapologetic Pluralist Reality, Foster the Love of Making Knowledge, Enjoy the Journey of Discovery, Encourage Skepticism and Curiosity|
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate TA, English, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Chicago, WI, USA