"Our ancestors dreamed us up & then bent reality to create us." Octavia's Brood, p5....
Observing the National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving Day
YouTube Published on Nov 2, 2015: https://youtu.be/9SwaIN0b2Mw
"What if on Thanksgiving Day, people began to acknowledge the myth of the original Thanksgiving and the truth of the genocide, suppression of culture and of theft of territories from First Nation Peoples? A dialogue took place on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 12, 2015 on Randall's Island in Manhattan."
Although you had time off this last week, not everyone in this class necessarily celebrated Thanksgiving. What other or additional special activities did you celebrate? How were family and friends involved if they were? What traditions of harvest and feasting were relevant? What cycles of seasons did you notice and appreciate?
• What have you learned in class that you had opportunities to share last week?
• What stories did you and your friends and family share that you think are relevant to social movements and values for social change?
• What ways of talking of these did you most appreciate yourself?
TALK IN PAIRS AND TAKE NOTES TO SHARE WITH ALL OF US:
1) what 5 steps do you/did you need to take even BEFORE you begin writing your learning analysis?
= go through the Learning Analysis assignment description and make a list of everything you might want to review as you think about and write up your reflections on your journey through the course.
IN PAIRS, DISCUSS
= which reading was way more complex than you expected but offered you an ah ha experience nonetheless?
= what is consciousness-raising and when did you find yourself experiencing it?
= what is an experience set and how does it work?
= which experience set was the most fun? the most difficult? the most interesting?
WHY DO WE DO ALL THIS? METACOGNITION....
Metacognition, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognition
"Metacognition is "cognition about cognition", "thinking about thinking", or "knowing about knowing". It comes from the root word "meta", meaning beyond. It can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving. There are generally two components of metacognition: knowledge about cognition, and regulation of cognition.
"Metamemory, defined as knowing about memory and mnemonic strategies, is an especially important form of metacognition. Differences in metacognitive processing across cultures have not been widely studied, but could provide better outcomes in cross-cultural learning between teachers and students.
"Some evolutionary psychologists hypothesize that metacognition is used as a survival tool, which would make metacognition the same across cultures. Writings on metacognition can be traced back at least as far as Perì Psūchês; and the Parva Naturalia of the Greek philosopher Aristotle."
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WHAT'S IT GOOD FOR?
"Many teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most powerful thinking tools: metacognition, or the ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. A metaphor that resonates with many students is that learning cognitive and metacognitive strategies offers them tools to "drive their brains." The good news for teachers and their students is that metacognition can be learned when it is explicitly taught and practiced across content and social contexts."
From Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/metacognition-gift-that-keeps-giving-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers
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How did you experiment in this class?
What about this was fun?
What about this was ... what? something else worthwhile?
How are you, yourself today, different from that person who sent you time capsule messages early on?
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WHAT ROLE DID SPECULATIVE FEMINISMS PLAY IN OUR CLASS?