Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. The report says that we need a view of the world that is not white, male and European. Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I.,

2019 155

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

Making CommunitySense

The Tilburg Public Library is known for its groundbreaking library innovations, such as the recently opened LocHal , which is truly a “ world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways” More about that in a future post.

2019 207

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

Jenny Connected

Iain McGilchrist (in a nutshell) believes that our view of the world is dominated by the left hemisphere of the brain and that to save our civilisation from potential collapse we need more balance between the left and right hemisphere’s views of the world.

2019 208

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

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. Such a world is easier to manipulate and control, and makes us feel more powerful.

2019 193

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. For McGilchrist, there are not only two kinds of knowing, but also two different ways of attending to the world, which in turn brings two different worlds into being.

2019 155

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. image from Quantum World.

2019 46

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

He would like to learn how he can get in touch with other students in other cities in West Africa and as a journalist he would like to share developments from Mali with the rest of the world. Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning?

2019 130

What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

A Concise Introduction to the World’s Greatest Thinkers and Their Ideas, It is doubtful whether any philosopher has had more influence than Socrates. Jesus said: “What will a man gain by winning the whole world, at the cost of his true self?” ‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

2019 139

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see. McGilchrist believes that we need to access the world beyond words. The world ‘beyond’ ourselves (p.399, The Master and his Emissary). It is difficult to access a world beyond words.

2019 148

Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

The Collapse of China: Ilargi at the Automatic Earth weighs in on the economic crises (energy, demographics, trade deficit, debt) now facing China, now the world’s largest and fastest-growing economy , and one of the most politically repressive places on earth.

2019 51

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I certainly walked a small way in the footsteps of my parents, even finding the address on my birth certificate, 10 Palace Court, Kyd Street, where I must have lived on first entering this world.

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

A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

Waste, inequality, and the vast inefficiencies of scale that globalization (in its well-intended but ill-conceived attempt to reproduce first world wealth) contribute much more to both the inner and outer red areas on the diagram, than raw human numbers.

2019 77

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

When social media came about into widespread use, around 2007 in my case with Facebook, the blogging world almost completely disappeared. I will share blog posts on facebook, but encourage discussion to happen here on the blog, where the world can see it and anyone can participate.

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

People are different, and offer different perspectives, lived experiences, and world views on things.

2019 83

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Use a process like Open Space or World Cafe that allows participants to set their own agendas. Art of Hosting Chaordic design Facilitation Featured Open Space Power World CafeOver 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.

2019 61

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

For tens of thousands of years, this is mostly how humans have talked about need and purpose in the world. 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.

2019 74

My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

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. For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation.

2019 75


How to Save the World

I t’s been a stressful and anxious month for me , capping off a third consecutive hard winter in this usually balmy (perhaps in both senses of the word) part of the world. Of course, this is a very dismal and hopeless way of seeing the world.

2019 63

Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

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

In Nuu-Chah-Nulth, the word “ tsawalk ” meaning “oneness” really is a word that points to the presence of a texture in a container that helps us see the connection between things (people, animals, land…) and the relationship between the spiritual and physical world. On 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.

2019 52

A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

Of course there is an ancient calendar in this part of the world, which from time immemorial has been known as S?wx?wú7mesh It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia.

2019 71

Growing ideas and PKMastery workshop


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.

2019 89

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

In past generations, much effort and pride went into creating a better world for following generations than the current one had.

2019 65

Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

It requires a fierce commitment to relationship and a willingness to be at the edge of safety, with one foot out into the dangerous world.

2019 68

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. Being able to move around without an adult is part of growing up. And, since I do not really enjoy the logistics of bringing theree kids back and forth to where they have to be, helping them to move around without me being involved is a process that I’m happy to speed up.

2019 89

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

Notes on "Collaboration in a Fibre World" - Thomas Salmen (Orcon)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Thomas Salmen from Orcon is talking about collaboration in a fibre world - here at the Working in Collaborative Environments conference in Auckland. The programme runs from 2012 to 2019. By 2019, the program will aim to reach 900,000 premises (75% of the population). - Thomas is the CTO at Orcon, and was recently announced as the 2012 New Zealand CIO at the annual NZ CIO Summit.

2012 125

New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

Divided Brain, Divided World: Why the best part of us struggles to be head, (February), 1–100. It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. Wishing anyone who reads this a happy and fulfilling 2019.

2018 139

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. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.

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.