Jan 27, 2011

The aversion to openness

Boyle suggests that aversion to openness—to be disposed against the challenge of the unforeseen— is an actual cognitive bias that leads us to “undervalue the importance, viability and productive power of open systems, open networks and non-proprietary production.” To overcome this bias requires that knowledge producers (all of us involved in the practices of teaching, in whatever current institutional configuration) rethink every aspect (from economic theory to citation form) of what we think of as “knowledge production.”

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