Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis. I have recently been exploring Iain McGilchrist’s ground-breaking work on the divided brain (see The Master and his Emissary.

2018 217

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

It would mean recognising ‘knowing’ as a reciprocal, reverberative process, a back and forth, reflecting the way in which neurones behave, which is not linear, sequential, unidirectional.

2018 174

‘Betweenness’ : a way of being in the world

Jenny Connected

Mariana Funes & Jenny Mackness (2018) When inclusion excludes: a counter narrative of open online education, Learning, Media and Technology, 43:2, 119 138, DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2018.1444638.

2018 148

Thinking of knowledge as a graph

Jenny Connected

This is the real challenge, i.e. moving from thinking and seeing knowledge in a linear way to thinking and seeing knowledge as a network/graph. This is a response to the E-Learning 3.0 task for course participants created by Matthias Melcher. See [link].

2018 139

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

They are non-linear, unpredictable and emergent. In the world of non-profits, social change, and philanthropy it seems essential that change agents provide funders with a theory of change. This is nominally a way for funders to see how an organization intends to make change in their work.

2018 102

Moving in a direction

Chris Corrigan

Its not the linear project managers that are the problem. Conditioned to planning and implementing in this linear fashion, many organizations get flummoxed when they confront a problem with no obvious solution and no clear pathway forward.

2018 80

Working with principles: some thoughts and an exercise

Chris Corrigan

I’m continuing to refine my understanding of the role and usefulness of principles in evaluation, strategy and complex project design. Last week in Montreal with Bronagh Gallagher, we taught a bit about principles-based evaluation as part of our course on working with complexity.

2018 85

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

image from Pixabay, CC0. Scene One: Mid-afternoon, summer. The main floor of a small, open concept house. A forest is visible through the picture window; the sound of surf can be heard in the background.). Characters: Darien, an aging hippie, taken to wearing cutoffs and sandals.

2018 57

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Avoid creating processes that assume casualty going forward; don’t make plans that are based on linear chains of events that take us from A to B. Sonja Blignault has been blogging some terrific stuff on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity.

2018 46