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ERIC Number: ED443009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 5
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Chormmunity: Co-Creating Embodied Community.
Loper, Paul
Chormmunity is a group's collaborative, embodied text-making. It explores interfacings of intention, metaphor, empowerment, inspiration, vision, negotiation, collusion, the propositional, the practical, the experiential, the presentational, the tacit, the sociological, the psychological, epistemology, methodology, and ontology. Chormmunity is liberatory pedagogy; it invites meaning schemes and perspectives to be wrought via community, creativity, and the body. Many thinkers and philosophers believe prelinguistics from our respective infancies undergird the subsequent linguistic nature of the human experience. K. Egan's model of developmental understanding (1997) evolutionarily explores this in correlation with individuals' growth. According to the model, as the Mythic, Romantic, Philosophic, and Ironic Understandings are grown into, they build on and incorporate the Somatic. P. Reason (1994) calls even more strongly for embracing our somatic selves. The ways he advocates the body's primacy suggest knowledge creation as a way of knowing and link transformative learning to holistic inquiry. With symbols, humans can negotiate more information than is tolerable in our incarnateness's finiteness. Metaphor is a linking mechanism on the presentational to propositional continuum. In entering into learning, one necessarily enters into liberation. Given the intrinsic collectivity of humanity, collaboration is paramount pedagogy. Creation--a reciprocal and dialogic process--is part of freedom, the ability to name what is in new ways and acquire power. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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