Constraints of the comparative lens

Using an existing referent to explain a new limits the explanation to the existing parameters of the first entity and what is known. Looking at the internet through the eyes of only that which has been previously experienced, denies the new entity a chance to add value and ‘new’ to our pool of reference.

Looking at education purely through the guise of the current construct, i.e. a physical co-location of 30 people and an activity/content facilitator at the front, causes anything new to be compared to what is known, and thus discrimination to occur; traditional/physical = good, new/online = bad. Whereas if education were taken one step back from, it would be seen that the two are not so different and that opportunities can blossom through appreciation of both.

Perhaps it is our ability to see the differences that causes the discrimination… education is everywhere and we can learn from everything, but our ability to identify the different colours could be hindering us from experiencing more: colourblind/mode-indifference could be a channel to greater clarity of sight.

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2 Responses to “Constraints of the comparative lens”

  1. Lindsey Bokor March 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    Väldigt fina bilder :-D

    • Amy Woodgate March 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      Tack så mycket! :)

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