06 juillet 2019

Débat : Le bac de philosophie, ce rite républicain

The ConversationLa dissertation de philosophie est considérée par certains comme l’épreuve reine du baccalauréat : elle inaugure le grand rite initiatique de cette semaine d’examens, capte l’attention des médias et rappelle à chacun bon ou mauvais souvenirs. Plus...

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01 juillet 2019

Social Networking: Philosophy and Pedagogy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Leonard Low, et.al.[Edit][Delete]: Social Networking: Philosophy and Pedagogy, EdNA Groups [Edit][Delete] June 27, 2006
A pretty good discussion on the EdNA Forums about Web 2.0 and e-learning 2.0 that is worth a look. Summarized as, "Leonard states - Web 2.0 sites are designed to be sources of content and functionality - facilitating the sharing, exchange and discovery of information, and the construction of networks of information and people. Leonard also uses the analogy (although it did not sound too flash) of hack in the back. Sean quoted 'Web2.0 is about empowerment, communication, collaboration, sharing, community, collective intelligence, collective action and openness. Ian also argued that Web2.0 is 'not so much about a change in technology, but rather, a change in philosophy' is also an interesting statement."
It is also instructive to observe this side discussion on the Teach and Learn Online group on Google Groups. More...

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12 juin 2019

Une encyclopédie en ligne pour la philosophie

The ConversationLes dispositions philosophiques se cultivent mieux avec des instruments de travail appropriés. La récente Encyclopédie philosophique, accessible sur Internet, souhaite y concourir autant qu’il se peut. Sa finalité est de fournir aux étudiants et enseignants de philosophie, mais aussi au « grand public cultivé », des connaissances philosophiques et des instruments pour la réflexion philosophique. Plus...

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09 juin 2019

Philo au bac, les secrets d’une copie réussie

l'emag de l'educationC’est lundi 17 juin que commenceront les épreuves du baccalauréat 2019, avec la philosophie. Les lycéens des séries générales et technologiques auront le choix entre trois sujets : deux dissertations et un commentaire de texte. Plus...

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Michel Serres : « On n’a jamais eu autant besoin des enseignants ! »

l'emag de l'educationDans son dernier livre « Pantopie : de Hermès à Petite Poucette », le philosophe et académicien Michel Serres, 84 ans, revient sur les personnages et les concepts clés de son œuvre. Plus...

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02 juin 2019

Bpifrance Le Lab - Philosophie des Appels à Projets

Bpi le labPour la première fois, une banque ouvre ses données à la communauté scientifique. Bpifrance Le Lab permettra ainsi une meilleure évaluation des politiques publiques et une meilleure connaissance des PME, grâce au croisement de données. Dans un environnement parfaitement sécurisé, Bpifrance est ainsi la première banque française à initier une démarche "d’open data". Plus...

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28 mai 2019

How To Write A Philosophy Paper: Online Guides

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How To Write A Philosophy Paper: Online Guides
Justin Weinberg, Daily Nous, 2019/01/15
These are all pretty good guides and offer a fairly uniform view of what a good philosophy paper should look like. These are very different from what (say) a research paper in the field of education would look like. The latter are often structured to resemble empirical science (like you might find in engineering or physics) but are based on 'instruments' like surveys and polls. I personally think the philosophical approach is more suitable for education, given that there is little agreement on the goals, methods, instruments and outcomes of educational theory. More...

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Blockchain’s Occam problem

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blockchain’s Occam problem
Matt Higginson, Marie-Claude Nadeau, Kausik Rajgopal, McKinsey, 2019/01/10
The Occam problem is this: unless and until blockchain becomes the simplest and most effective technology to do a job (any job) it will not be widely adopted. Yet despite huge investments, blockchain has yet to meet this challenge. We shouldn't be surprised. "It is an infant technology that is relatively unstable, expensive, and complex. It is also unregulated and selectively distrusted". More...

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The Social Epistemology of Consensus and Dissent

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Social Epistemology of Consensus and Dissent
Boaz Miller, Zefat Academic College, 2019/01/09
This is a good paper that feels like it ends halfway through its topic. In the E-Learning 3.0 course (I'll have more on that Friday) we discussed the ideas that community is consensus - not the results of consensus, necessarily, but a shared process of consensus. This article looks at the relation between epistemology (the philosophy of knowledge) and consensus, looking at different models of consensus-formation, and then (briefly) the role of dissent, and (even more briefly) consensus-building algorithms. More...

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24 mai 2019

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Leo Damrosch[Edit][Delete]: Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius, Washington Post [Edit][Delete] December 28, 2005

"It is manifestly against the Law of Nature... that a handful of men wallow in luxury, while the famished multitudes lack the necessities of life." If you are not familiar with Rousseau, this review of Michael Dirda's biography is a gentle introduction, one that I would encourage. Rousseau is important to me. He writes, "Nothing is more depressing than the general fate of men. And yet they feel in themselves a consuming desire to become happy, and it makes them feel at every moment that they were born to be happy. So why are they not?" This strikes a chord with me - Rousseau talks about the imprisonment society imposes on people - "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. More...

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