Sail's Pedagogy

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Sharism

on December 10, 2009

Sharism is the philosophy of sharing information, ideas and content without worrying about having ideas “stolen”. He said that the point of “sharism” is to have your ideas and worked re-mixed and mashed up. Sharism is also a mental practice that anyone can try, a social-psychological attitude to transform a wide and isolated world into a super-smart Social Brain

This also relates to connectivsim. In our brain, groups of neurons form vastly interconnected networks, which, by changing the strength of the synapses between cells, can process information, and learn. We have a social brain. People like to share among themselves.

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One response to “Sharism

  1. suifaijohnmak says:

    Wonderful post. Sharing is part of learning, that reinforces the basic principles of sharism.
    “Sharism is also a mental practice that anyone can try, a social-psychological attitude to transform a wide and isolated world into a super-smart Social Brain” Ineresting in learn about the social brain. Would it be just social? How about the other aspects – political, religious, educational and pschological… brain? Would it be a divergent or convergent social brain? Is it super-smart? Who will benefit most? How about those who are still isolated, or who don’t have access to it due to various reasons – religious, political, economical. People like to share, so true, that has been the philosophy for centuries. Now it is made much easier with social media, tools and technology, and such ideas spreaded more widely through open education. How about the “openness” concept? Is it easy in some cultures, some countries but not all? Without openness, sharing is just an empty shell or “apparent appreciative inquiry”, or open propaganda to spread the “nice news”. And unfortunately, there are both sharing of “truth” and “hoax” or “spams” at the same time at this time.
    I believe in sharism, and it’s great to learn more about it…

    Thanks

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