‘We shall never learn what “is called” swimming … or what it “calls for,” by reading a treatise on swimming. Only the leap into the river tells us what is called swimming’ (Heidegger, 1968:21).
We are planning a suite of video logs (VLOGs) for sharing in the event’s Microsoft Team site. The theme draws from Heidegger’s analogy cited above, ‘Voices from the River’. We wish to hear and learn from those who have already taken to phenomenology’s ‘waters’, who can draw us in and along as we learn with them. The VLOG Suite amounts to an invitation to explore, showcase, and celebrate, what a phenomenological lens can bring to Networked Learning.
An introduction into phenomenology does not take place by reading phenomenological literature and noting what is established therein. What is required is not a knowledge of positions and opinions. In that way phenomenology would be misunderstood from the very outset. Rather, concrete work on the matters themselves must be the way to gain an understanding of phenomenology (Heidegger, 1997:6–7).
VLOG invitation and instructions text is contained in a googledoc. We have invited a specific set of scholars to contribute but if you would like to submit a VLOG or point us to a useful resource, please get in touch by email to info@hanfod.NL