5 comments: On My Journey to the Joy of Learning

  • I cannot wait to see where you go with this. There’s not enough of this sense of fun and adventure and permission to fail left in college pedagogy.

  • I applaud your concern and interest in the ‘other side’ of the classroom, i.e., the students. I do we think we can learn so much from them is we just bother to communicate. Our world is changing so rapidly that we need to continually touch base with the new generation.

  • I have been following your work and your students work for almost a decade now. I always learn and really enjoy it. I did the “what do these classroom walls say” activity in four of my classes at the University of Houston Clear Lake this past week. Students really got into it. I had them make a list on the board. Here’s the list from one of the classes: http://andrewpegoda.com/2015/09/05/the-joys-of-teaching/

  • LOVE the new blog! Shared the video in class the other day and my students were SO inspired. Most mentioned that too many professors seem uninterested in the personal side of learning. Thanks for your lead and can’t wait to see your improved handstands! I love taking on risks in front of my students, too. But showing them it’s a natural part of growth and development by using Baby George was genius!

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University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.

Dubbed “the prophet of an education revolution” by the Kansas City Star and “the explainer” by Wired Magazine, Wesch is a recipient of the highly coveted “US Professor of the Year” Award from the Carnegie Foundation. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society and education. His videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times, translated in over 20 languages, and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award, the John Culkin Award for Outstanding Praxis in Media Ecology, and he was named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic.

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