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Collaborative Learning Communities
Collaborative learning communities

I agree with McNamee and Gergen's rationale and contrast of the implications and limits of individual responsibility and the potentials and constraints of relational responsibility. They suggest that from a social-construction perspective, responsibility is relational; it cannot be anything else. One person does not make another person relationally responsible. It occurs through and in interactions between people. I also agree that “relationally responsible inquiry has transformative potential for the participants” (p. 27, this volume) involved in any joint endeavor. As I read their words, my thoughts continually shift between the premises and the practices. My interest hovers around the question, How can I position myself with, think about, act with, and talk with others in a way that puts relational ...

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