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Campfires in Cyberspace: Primordial Metaphors for Learning in the 21st Century.

  title={Campfires in Cyberspace: Primordial Metaphors for Learning in the 21st Century.},
  author={David D. Thornburg},
This piece was first written over a decade ago, which in technology terms, is several lifetimes. While the underlying ideas have remained largely relevant, some of the original examples were not. And, with the benefit of hindsight, it was clear that this piece was in strong need of an update. Accordingly, the text that follows is a significant edit of the original piece which not only brings it somewhat up to date, but provides an ending to the story that was missing from the original post… 

The Future Is Now: What ‘21st-Century Learning’ Means for Teaching

This chapter captures some of the many common features of an education reform discourse, especially in relation to the notion of ‘twenty-first century learning’. This notion is fed by a narrative of

The Paradoxical Art of Designing for Emergence

This chapter explores the role of digital technologies in collaborative open space learning programs developed at Northern Beaches Christian School in Sydney, Australia. The chapter begins by

Learning by Wandering: Using Technology to Nourish the Spirit

LEARNING BY WANDERING: USING TECHNOLOGY TO NOURISH THE SPIRIT Marie Martin Doctor of Education; May 2007 Duquesne University Chair: Gary D. Shank, Ph.D. My purpose in this dissertation is to explore

The Impacts on Teachers’ Work: Working in Flexible Learning Environments

The conceptualisation, design and construction of new spaces of learning is one of the tangible manifestations of the shift to twenty-first century learning. These reconceptualised spaces bring

School Change: Emerging Findings of How to Achieve the “Buzz”

  • R. French
  • Education
    Teacher Transition into Innovative Learning Environments
  • 2020
This chapter explores emerging findings from the research question, “What characterizes a successful transition of a school from traditional classrooms to an innovative learning environment in the

Innovative Learning Spaces in the Making

This article details a qualitative, case study focusing on the affordances of innovative makerspaces for teaching and learning. The theoretical perspectives framing the research include embodied

Figures of Speech: Metaphors in the Mobile Phone Literature

A preliminary survey of the use of metaphors and other discursive figures and tropes in the available literature on mobile phones is developed, using metaphors in internet literature as a springboard for analysis, as a comparable communications medium.

An exploratory comparative analysis of the use of metaphors in writing on the Internet and mobile phones

A preliminary survey, or mapping, of the use of metaphors and other discursive figures and tropes in the available literature on mobile phones is developed by using metaphors in Internet literature as a springboard for comparative analysis, as a comparable communications medium.

Outsiders looking in? Challenging reading through creative practice

Becoming well read, especially in academia, is key to being part of the university - and of society. Academic reading is ‘tricky business’ especially for those widening participation students not

Converting the Schoolyard Into a Learning Space: A Strategy for Public Education

Technology and globalization have shaped the generation of students in the 21st century. However, actions to configure school space remain stuck in 20th century standards. This article describes a