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Maha Bali’s blog about education

June 7, 2015
by Maha Bali

Embracing Emergence

Reading Time: 5 minutesEmbracing emergence. This is something that’s being talked about simulataneously in different places (not sure if it’s because I am in all of them or if it’s a coincidence; I assume a combination of both since I am pretty sure … Continue reading

April 30, 2015
by Maha Bali

We Don’t Need No Academic Articles by White Men

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week Dave Cormier asks us to reflect on “content is people” and to consider the myth of content. Uhh this doesn’t challenge me very much, to be honest, because I have a long thread of discussing the politics of … Continue reading

December 28, 2014
by Maha Bali

Content-free Learning, Scale, and #fedwikihappening

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve written a lot about my preference for curriculum that is not centered on content, but it rather centered on value-laden process goals that learners and teachers set together, responsively, that emerge into a curriculum as they live it. It’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2014
by Maha Bali

Why not ask “why not”?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDo you know that story about the philosophy exam where there was just one question: “Why?” – and the student who got an “A” was the one who responded, “Why not?” Or do you know this quote, the one along … Continue reading

May 4, 2014
by Maha Bali
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Alternatives to the product/outcomes approach to curriculum

Reading Time: 7 minutesAlternative is one of my favorite words 🙂 I don’t like to be stuck with any one way of doing things, and I am always seeking alternatives and ways of mixing them up to create something new that fits my … Continue reading

May 3, 2014
by Maha Bali

Curriculum theory, outcomes/objectives, and throwing the pasta out with the pasta water

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis post is long overdue, but I keep hesitating to write it because it’s something I wrote an entire chapter about for my PhD thesis, and I am not sure a blogpost would do it justice. It’s something I can … Continue reading


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