"Victory of the Commons? Community, Hospitality Intelligence, and Exhilarated Learning"
Sidore Lecture presented by Billy Strean, Ph.D., University of Alberta.
As rational as self-interest may be, it can destroy the group's long-term best interests. Preserving the greater good and promoting the heart of higher education can be accomplished by understanding "community" as an ontological reality, an epistemological necessity, a pedagogical asset, and an ethical corrective (Palmer, Zajonc, & Scribner, 2010). As individuals, we can cultivate "hospitality intelligence," a set of attributes characterized by loving heart, gentle spirit, respectful attitude, and open arms. When applied to a learning environment, the cultivation of these attitudes and practices forms the basis for human connection, one of the cornerstones of "Exhilarated Learning." This presentation will be an experiential exploration of these concepts underlying what is needed for a successful commons.
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