Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. In the Introduction the authors group these into: Pedagogies which have a long history, have proved to be powerful and engaging, and are now being developed further. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K.,

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Coming to Your Senses with Iain McGilchrist

Jenny Connected

There were also a number of participant presentations, workshops and participant led discussion groups. For the first time, I also offered a discussion group/workshop, in which I was keen to hear participants’ view on what the implications of Iain’s work might be for education.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

Teaser: Unluckily for us, climate change is not a moral fable, a point [David] Wallace-Wells [author of the much-debated essay The Uninhabitable Earth ] makes but then seems to forget. Climate change is bigger than any individual moral choice.

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Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

The event was advertised as ‘reinventing education’, but for me (and I can’t find a recording of the webinar to check my perception and understanding), the discussion was more about how and what changes could be made to the existing education system (in this case the American education system).

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Organizations: keep an eye on your high speed learners

Joitske Hulsebosch

The entire group felt that they had no control over the many information flows. Contexts and technology are changing.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

It doesn’t change from person to person, or moment to moment. This is the third theme I have selected from Iain McGilchrist’s book, The Master and His Emissary. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education.

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Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

We arrived to find that there was a flight of steps into the hotel and a very steep ramp, too steep for me to push even this very light wheelchair user up and scarily steep for going down, but a group of the hotel staff did this very willingly. You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019.

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What Will It Take?

How to Save the World

L ast evening a group of about 30 Bowen Islanders watched a documentary called The Reluctant Radical. It’s a time-honoured way of forcing change, used effectively in achieving women’s suffrage and ending slavery in many countries.

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Nothing on Offer Here

How to Save the World

‘Bad’ people and groups are to blame. What do I say to the person who has spent a lifetime getting bad laws changed and progressive laws passed? image CC0 via maxpixel.

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A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

But this economy is the evolving result of the actions of billions of people: No small group created this economy, and no group has the power to change or replace it. I t’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ ’ moment.

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Where We Are Now: More on the Culture of Fear

How to Save the World

C ulture is the collective beliefs, aspirations and behaviours of a group of people (or other creatures). Image of ghost town in Japan, near Nagasaki, abandoned when the coal ran out, from pxhere , CC0.

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Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

Tools change, but I know enough about them to figure out what is needed. A lot of people that I connected on FB are not technology geeks and for many FB (and similar platforms) is a place to get not only online networking experience, but aslo learn to “do things online in a group” I see a growing frustration with the instruments that FB provides for that, so I think the readiness is there. Being social Changing workplace

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

It means dealing with dysfunctional, discordant and unpleasant community members, modelling needed behaviours, showing (not telling) people how to do things, learning to need and want less, learning greater self-awareness, and continuously adapting to ever-changing circumstances.

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Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop

Mathemagenic

With the group of participants we talked about various issues, concepts, resources. Sense-making: practices, monetizing, changing the world. Changing the world, also through art, was a particularly interesting discussion, since it touched on “start from yourself” point, where I’ve learned a lot in the last years, and on creating attractors for convening, which connects to my interests in creating spaces where interaction emerges.

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Parkours and pyjamas

Mathemagenic

After the official end most of the group stayed for a potluck dinner and managed to design, prepare and perform a circus show in the middle of our living room. In the afternoon she was planning to try participating in an online course with a group of other kids, via videoconferencing. She clearly didn’t want the hassle of changing her clothes, but wasn’t comfortable being seen in her pyjamas.

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Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

I was trying to write some end-of-the-year posts, but everything that I’d like to summarise changes very fast. Robert and Alexander are doing rounds of open days in secondary schools around us (yes, all options are open, as it was from the beginning :)) Our homeschooling group is meeting tomorrow to discuss new format of meetings after things went out of order last year.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

The central topic was about how technology was changing business – especially the Internet. A version of this post appeared on LinkedIn in February of 2019. I’ve worked with some form of community my entire career.

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Monica asked whether hoping these practices would just go viral in a networked way is enough, and I replied with the following, tracing a couple of long term projects I have been involved in that have supported systems change in child and family services in British Columbia.

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

Complex problems (unknowable and ever changing problems and unpredictable but multiple emergent ways of addressing them). Get a group of people to help you address it. Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.” ” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections.

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Data Residency in Office 365 – It’s Complicated

Michael Sampson - Currents

The details such as – this only applies to two groups of customers in 2018: – brand new customers who are creating a brand new tenant based in the Canadian geo; or. From 2019, you will have the option of migrating it to Canada.

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New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. ” All these quotes resonate with me on one level or another and seem worth thinking about as 2019 is almost upon us. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

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