Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. Playful learning to focus on motivation and process as opposed to memorisation and testing. Learning with robots to free teachers’ time so that they can focus on more human tasks. Ferguson, R.,

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

Making CommunitySense

In the meantime, as you know if you have followed my work, the main focus of my fundamental R&D and practical consultancy has become the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network/collaboration mapping. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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

Jenny Connected

I am recently retired, so a bit out of the loop, but from my perspective not a lot has changed between 2006 and 2019, in the sense that education has not been ‘reinvented’ – notably there hasn’t been, at government and policy-making level, a change in philosophy.

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

In Times Higher Education (March 7, 2019) Anna McKie asks: In a rapidly changing world, is a broader approach to the university curriculum needed to develop the critical thinking and creativity increasingly sought after by employers.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

There was a narrow focus which meant seeing life as if from blinkers and with the centre of awareness in my head; and there was a wide focus which meant knowing with the whole of my body, a way of looking which quite altered my perception of whatever I saw.

2019 155

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

2019 193

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

And why do we tend to focus on ‘Others’ who are extremely different to us, when our immediate neighbour is also ‘Other’? For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other.

2019 155

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

They don’t focus solely on marketing/sales issues, but instead deal with a broad ranges of on and off topic issues. . . — Influencers are members of Influence Marketing programs, a form of marketing in which focus is placed on influential people rather than the target market as a whole. But Advocates (and advocate marketing programs) tend to focus more on an “if > then” relationship. Definitions are important. Language matters. .

2019 89

Unschooling myself: traces through time

Mathemagenic

And I do less focused facilitation than I’d like to. Something I find amazing every time I experience it – how unschooling as an educational choice for the kids turns to be a personal learning trajectory for us, as parents. Over the years it made me face my worst fears and imperfections, to see and accept things as they are and to learn from that point.

2019 89

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

As we were both building a new team and developing new ideas and products for our work, the most important focus in on relationships. I’m just coming home from a couple of days in Victoria where Caitlin and I were with colleagues Rebecca Ataya, Annemarie Travers, and Kelly Poirier.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

The Squamish traditional calendar is focused on activities related to ceremonial and food gathering rhythms. Tem achcháwem – “Salmon spawning time,” from late August through to late November during which all the focus is on harvesting fish for the winter and spring.

2019 71

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts. Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. Sometimes this takes the form of a leader wanting to engage employees. The request is usually to design an event where we can hear from people without them being dominated by more powerful voices.

2019 61

Open web, newcomers and community tools

Mathemagenic

What do you use when you need more focused and protected space for coalesing with others than a network of blogging nodes allows? Over last years I made many attempts to return to blogging, but couldn’t quite get the feeling of how it was before. That feeling of belonging. To the idea space. To the tribe of people connected by the intricate network of invisible stories and traces of digital artefacts.

2019 89

The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

The focus of the community was to support customer onboarding and product usage. This typically manifests in the form of a myopic focus on customer support communities and an overburdening of customers taking on the role of customer support agent.

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Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

Of course, there are also many other fringe ingredients (like managing all sorts of cards with three kids and remember to remind them about the essentials when they begin :), but those are the most important ones next to the focus and consistency of helping the kids to learn how to move around confidently and to use whatever tools are needed for that. Being able to move around without an adult is part of growing up.

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