Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. ‘ Place-based learning’, for example, speaks to me: I can easily imagine taking some students into a place, whatever it is, and asking them what they can infer from their surroundings. Ferguson, R.,

2019 155

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

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207

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

Jenny Connected

Having followed Stephen’s e-learning 3.0 Trends in e-Learning and Virtual Education. For the e-learning 3.0 The right hemisphere’s view of the world is presented in purple font; the left hemisphere’s view of the world in blue font. e-learning 3.0

2019 208

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. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

2019 193

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

On Plate 7 in his book, The Master and His Emissary, he writes: Here light, colour and texture of the stone surfaces all emphasise the depth of perspective in both time and space, drawing us into felt relationship with the world. This loss of a sense of depth alienates us from the world.

2019 174

Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World , to look at more closely in relation to education. minutes), who points out the limitations of rote learning of meaningless terms without understanding. The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

2019 155

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories. Abdel lives in the capital of Mali, studies journalism and is eager to learn.

2019 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2019

How to Save the World

We all have the perception that there is an ‘I’ inside our body and that ‘I’ is looking out at a separate world. Time Lapse Map of Europe Since 400BC: Learn more about European history in 11 minutes than you did in any of your history classes. image from Quantum World.

2019 46

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. What are the implications of what is invisible for how we live and learn? McGilchrist believes that we need to access the world beyond words. It is difficult to access a world beyond words.

2019 148

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I learned this wonderful and so apt expression, which describes the sense of ‘deja vu’ experienced, or that history is speaking to you, from a blog post recently written by Lisa Lane.

2019 139

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

I can’t imagine a wheelchair user travelling to Kolkata without a carer, although I do know that there are some extremely intrepid young wheelchair users who travel the world alone. You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019.

2019 130

My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

2019 75

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. . When social media came about into widespread use, around 2007 in my case with Facebook, the blogging world almost completely disappeared.

2019 93

Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

The world premiere concert was last night and played to a sold-out crowd, and it was a huge success for the works’ composer, my friend Brian Hoover. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2019 63

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. People are different, and offer different perspectives, lived experiences, and world views on things.

2019 83

Helping kids learning to move around confidently


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. Once kids start doing things outside of the house on a regular basis we help them to learn packing what is needed and taking care of being ready in time. Next to a lot of practice and scaffolding what helps here is learning to use calendars, schedules and alarms and smart organisation of the gear needed.

2019 89

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

If you are consulting because you don’t know the answer to a question, being absent from the conversations does not help you learn. Use a process like Open Space or World Cafe that allows participants to set their own agendas. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact.

2019 61

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

We have run this leadership program for 8 years now, putting around 400 people through a nine month intensive program of residential and applied learning. For tens of thousands of years, this is mostly how humans have talked about need and purpose in the world.

2019 74

Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

Since there is no you, there is nothing you can do or learn or become to dispel or see through this illusion. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselvesimage from youtube video by .

2019 54

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

Chris Corrigan

I learned today that all of these words are similar, and include not just ideas about the quality of space but time as well. Over the years, teaching about containers to people who speak these languages I have begun to learn a few concepts. Ove the years I’ve learned of similar words and ideas in other languages an cultures: in fact this seems to be a feature of human language in a way that isn’t quite available to unilingual English speakers like myself.

2019 52

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

We mix “legacy” leaders with experienced and emerging leaders to show that learning never ends. While it’s about learning in participatory ways, the program has a kind of hidden agenda. Art of Hosting Collaboration Evaluation Featured First Nations Leadership Learning

2019 68

Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop


I needed to make that choice eight years ago, to be able to recover from burnout and to learn how to care for myself, our three kids and my permaculture garden. Sense-making: practices, monetizing, changing the world. It was also pretty amazing to see that a lot what I’ve learned in my PhD research is still valid and valuable.

2019 89

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

So at this stage that would seem to be my answer: First, re-skill our community’s people (learn the essential skills that we will need if and when economic and ecological collapse leads to bankrupt governments and corporations and broken infrastructure).

2019 65

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

When that happens the self is left in a kind of limbo — it knows intellectually and intuitively that it does not exist, but it has no choice but to continue to navigate its apparent life and world as if it and they were real.

2019 45

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

That retainer - for which I will always be grateful - gave me a start in the freelance world that was all I needed to build a pretty solid little practice. I have worked with people from various communities of practice, including Open Space, World Cafe, Genuine Contact and most deeply, the Art of Hosting. I have mostly survived by holding questions, opening myself to learning, and reminding myself that I don’t have to be the expert all the time.

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

government innovation intellectual property Internet leadership marketing mash-ups mass collaboration media mobile music MySpace Net Generation open innovation openness open source platforms policy politics privacy prosumers Second Life social media social networking technology transparency user-created virtual worlds web 2.0 Margaret Schweer (from nGenera) post a very nice summary of how talent is changing in this flat world.