I wonder why we don’t have schools, departments, and/or MOOCs for “edumorphology.”

I mean, we have schools, departments, and MOOCs for geomorphology.

Recently, I was listening to “Reading the Rocks,” a long-form radio interview on the program On Being with Krista Tippett. Krista was talking with David Montgomery (“David Montgomery is Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he leads the Geomorphological Research Group. He’s the author of The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood and Dirt.” – from the On Being program site)

Maybe if we had Edumorphological Research Group(s), we’d understand better and build more wisdom around school transformation.

What if…


2 thoughts on “Edu-morphology?

  1. I’d place my venture (the one you are so kindly helping me with) in the realm of Edumorphology. And the entire purpose of it is to create those groups you want. 🙂

  2. Bo,
    You always intrigue me with your new vocabulary! I do understand your thinking here. It seems to me that the idea of teacher/learners digging deep into the essence of their craft and stretching new possibilities within their craft (and with each other!) is hindered too much by feeling as if they have to defend it. As leaders, the question that is important for us to consider is how do we create an environment that fosters a loss of that defense mechanism (yes, goes hand-in-hand with fear of change) and propels teacher/learners forward to digging deep. In so doing, not only will the answers come from within us, but so will the questions! I think only then will we see a paradigm shift away from teaching as defendant to learning as plaintiff (excuse the legal metaphor in the literal sense).

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