This post explains why I have decided to play (and blog about) Minecraft as a part of my exploration into Agile Learning Facilitation. As such it is also about my personal self-directed learning journey: it is my belief that you can't work with self-directed learners if you are not exploring and experiencing this practice yourself.
In this post I intend to reflect on some readings and the insights they have given me into the way we have set up this Agile Readings Club. I will question (briefly) the logic of the initial framework and show how this discouraged the sharing that we were intending to enable. I will conclude with a new set of proposed action-steps/framework based on the concept of a 'learning web' as proposed by Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society, 1971). I hope you will stick with me through this, but I also hope to create a shorter post with the proposed new framework.
I’ve been meaning to write my thoughts on how to do this smarter for a while, these thoughts and ideas have been developing as I’ve been avidly reading various things this past couple of months but haven’t written about them.