Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shadow Issues

One reading assignment describes shadow issues that can be experienced in the online learning environment.

For those of you who teach or attend school online...how do you deal with shadow issues? For those who use an personal learning network for personal and professional growth...how do you deal with shadow issues?

I know that everyone has some type of agenda when they enter a learning environment, online or F2F. This sentence caught my attention from the text book: "But speaking from the Jungian perspective, community also has a shadow side-elements that are buried and unconscious-elements that we do not want to face" (Palloff & Pratt, 2007, p 53).

Coming from a military background and a committment to mission accomplishment, ground rules are established up front, best and worst case scenarios are discussed, and AARs provide information for lessons learned. The old soldier adage, "Adapt, Implement, and Overcome" is ingrained.

How do you deal with shadow issues?

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