Edusemiotics, the Divided Brain and Connectivism

Jenny Connected

It is a process which draws on the work of Ferdinand de Saussure (semiology) and Charles Sander Peirce (semiotics) to defy Cartesian substance dualism. The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis.

2018 217

Understanding ‘Betweenness’ – seeing beyond the parts

Jenny Connected

Betweenness’ is a counter-narrative to the idea of identity, a constant process of transitioning that pertains to humans and non-humans.

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. What is moving and seamless, a process, becomes static and separate – things.

2018 148

Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Through lobbying, a groundswell of support, pressure during elections, participation in consultation processes and so on. They are non-linear, unpredictable and emergent. This is a process of describing what is happening.

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

For example, on aversion to change, one such principle might be “Create processes that link people’s performances to maintaining the status quo.” One such example might be “Create processes that generate and reward small scale failure.”

2018 90

How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Yesterday I was teaching an Art of Hosting here in Calgary, where we were looking at Cynefin and then followed with a discussion about how the nature of complex systems compels us to make important design choices when we are facilitating participatory processes to do work in organizations.

2018 46

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

In work that involves social change, poorly designed evaluation can narrow the work to a few isolated outcomes, and leave people with the impression that complex problems can only be addressed by linear and predictable planning practices.

2018 83