I’m going to this year’s Digital Media and Learning Conference, March 3-5 in Long Beach, California! And I’m really hoping to see you guys there. I’m trying to schedule a meetup with all my virtual and offline buddies, so if you’re coming and are interested in joining in, shoot me an email by clicking here and I’ll fold you into the mix.
Also, please come to my panels! They will be about equity and learning and awesomeness!
Lately, and for lots of reasons, I’ve been spending most of my blogging energy on gender and queer identity and less energy on posts about education and educational research. But something happened today that combined my interests in these areas: A Special Interest Group of which I am a member has formally requested gender neutral restrooms at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
The thoughts below come from Jim Gee, who’s been doing a lot of really awesome writing about the politics of America these days. He explains that in thinking about the conservative / liberal dichotomy,
we have four features: a focus on justice, a focus on enterprise, a focus on engineering, and a focus on tinkering. They give us four possible political orientations: justice/engineering (a classic liberal); justice/tinkering (a conservative liberal); enterprise/engineering (a liberal conservative); enterprise/tinkering (a classic conservative). In