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<h1>The Reflective Commons</h1>
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<h3>Hello</h3>
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<div class="insert_right"><p class="cent large">To educate educators!<br />But the first ones<br>
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must educate themselves!<br />And for these I write.</p><p class="right small" style="margin-top: -1em;">Nietzsche<ref><i>The Portable Nietzsche</i> (New York: Penguin Books, 1968) p. 50, Walter Kaufmann, trans.</ref></p></div>
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<p class="large"><b>Here's a worksite for persons educating themselves.</b></p>
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<p>Let's question, think, and work together:
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<li>How can and should we form ourselves?</li>
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<li>Why should we engage in self-educating?</li>
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<li>How can we interact together to further our self-cultivation?</li>
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<li>What impediments and distractions should we avoid?</li>
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<li>What resources will help us learn liberally and form ourselves as we seek to do?</li></ul>
  
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<p>We are just beginning this worksite. What's here sketches it. Look it over. If you want, [[RequestAccount|request an account]] and start, big or small. [[What Needs Doing|Everything needs doing]].</p>
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== Getting started ==
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<!--- To do so, the we need to get to work. To invigorate the theory and practice of self-education, we organize our work through five broad categories — </p>
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<li>[[Concepts | concepts]], historical and theoretical principles of value in shaping an inner life</li>
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<li>[[Tools | tools]], organizing good digital resources supportive of learning liberally</li></ul>
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<p class="no_indent no_up">If you want to jump in, [[Special:RequestAccount|request an account]] and start, big or small. [[What Needs Doing|Everything needs doing]].</p>
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<p>Persons making their choices and using their judgment learn liberally to better conduct their lives. Hence we structure the worksite to concentrate on the lived experience of persons — past, present, and future. We do not oppose institutions or programs, but liberal learning has actuality through persons and their lived experience, extending where institutions do not reach. That actuality takes effort and perseverance; it encounters difficulties, disappointments, limitations; it copes with circumstances, fortuitous and adverse; it risks decision and action in the face of uncertainty; and succeed or fail, it works to learn from the results, alert to their substance and ironies. Persons intentionally forming themselves are an actual educative force, which will further amplify the formal instruction persons receive with the drive of their autonomous purpose.</p>
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<kbd>[{{#counter:in1}}:]</kbd><p>Beginning, the Reflective Commons — a multilingual, web-based, free-content project — will emerge, taking on the form and substance that participants give it. We aspire to meet five imperatives of liberal learning:</p>
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<li>[[Learn_Liberally|learn liberally]]</li>
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<li>[[Study_Deeply|study deeply]]</li>
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<li>[[Think_Formatively|think formatively]]</li>
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<li>[[Educate_Tactfully|educate tactfully]]</li>
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<li>[[Value_Sprezzatura|value sprezzatura]]</li></ul>
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<p class="no_indent no_up">They're imperatives because self-formation takes disciplined effort. Brief reflections about each suggest an initial organization for our work. Check the imperatives out and if the possibilities interest you, please [[Special:RequestAccount|join in!]]</p>
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<p class="no_indent">See also: </p>
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<li>[[The Starting Point]]</li>
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<li>[[Everyone tries to form themselves]]</li>
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The Reflective Commons

Hello

To educate educators!
But the first ones
must educate themselves!
And for these I write.

Nietzsche[1]

Here's a worksite for persons educating themselves.

Let's question, think, and work together:

  • How can and should we form ourselves?
  • Why should we engage in self-educating?
  • How can we interact together to further our self-cultivation?
  • What impediments and distractions should we avoid?
  • What resources will help us learn liberally and form ourselves as we seek to do?

We are just beginning this worksite. What's here sketches it. Look it over. If you want, request an account and start, big or small. Everything needs doing.

References

  1. The Portable Nietzsche (New York: Penguin Books, 1968) p. 50, Walter Kaufmann, trans.