Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

We have been collaborative creatures, as much as we have been social creatures, since our prehistoric emergence on this planet. Last evening, right up to the final sounds of applause, we were all — facilitators and mentors, singers and audience — collaborators, and we were a true community.

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Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

The difference between a tooth and a bone, as well as their relative sizes are pretty easy to see, but much more emerges in a conversation as people bring their suggestions, questions and background knowledge at the table. Uncategorized apprenticeship facilitating unschooling legitimate peripheral participation unschooling highlightsIn October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk.

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How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

We have no way of knowing how our success (or failure) with these new markers will inspire (or incapacitate) the new human societies (probably much smaller and more local than anything humanity has witnessed in thirty millennia) that emerge from the ruins of our doomed civilization.

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Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

We discuss possible emergencies and what to do then and we practice together if needed. Unschooling facilitating unschooling independence parentingBeing able to move around without an adult is part of growing up. As the kids grow, their space also grows, from house and garden, to familiar spaces and parks, and then to the town, the country and the world.

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Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

Our insights emerged in very deliberate conversation. As skilled dialogue facilitators, we are also skilled dialogue practitioners and we have a refined practice of hosting and harvesting our own work.

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Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

Art of Hosting Chaordic design Emergence Facilitation Featured First Nations Organization PoetryOn the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container.

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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). Complexity Facilitation Featured OrganizationPerhaps 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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