Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. Action learning in teams – finding solutions to apply in daily life through problem solving and raising questions, with a focus on collaboration. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M.,

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Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

The Art of the Green New Deal: Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis (yes, they’re Canadians) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have teamed up to produce a video portraying what a successful Green New Deal might look like.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

One dissenter points out that her team is completely overwhelmed with work. People working on cross-functional, cross-country, and cross-language teams naturally have different ways of seeing the work at hand. Change Navigation Leadership Team Performance

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

Several thoughtful methods have been formalized and documented by platform vendors and industry experts. 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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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

In my courses and workshops, often people who are discovering these tools for the first time have their first moment of dread when they imagine themselves trying to “sell” a participatory or complexity-informed approach to their organization, team or, worse still, their boss. Complicated problems (knowable problems and predictable solutions, but only with expert help and analysis). Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.”

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“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

” Often this looks like elected officials not wanting to dominate citizen meetings, government or agency staff not wanting to dominate community meetings, or executive teams not wanting to dominate the lower level employees. Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts.

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