Tangible and Experiential Objectives for an Open Spaces Workshop

Tangible & Experiential Objectives for an Open Spaces Workshop

Process as Product

Product in Conventional Sense


Tools & Processes





Contributions to Topic


Here & Now

  Tangible Outcomes Learn or refresh tools.Participate in processes.Practice facilitating processes (optional). Establish or thicken connections among participants. Probe, clarify, expose open questions.Insights about new direc-tions for participants’ research, writing, teaching, outreach.Daily Writing.

Respect->Risk->Revelation –> Re-engagement

(through Learning, Interacting, Sharing, Connecting, Communing)


–> Enthusiasm, Hope, Resolve, Courage Sustained

  Tangible Outcomes Cultivating ourselves as participants, collaborators & question-openers.Adopt, adapt, evaluate & develop tools & processes. Connections maintained & developed.Local (i.e., participants’ current realms) kept in tension with trans-local connections. Individuals move in the new directions.Compilation of daily writing—> Programmatic overview?

|——————-Flexible Engagement——————-|

About Peter J. Taylor
Peter Taylor is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he teaches and directs undergraduate and graduate programs on critical thinking, reflective practice, and science-in-society. His research and writing focuses on the complexity of environmental and health sciences in their social context, incl. Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement (U. Chicago Press, 2005) and Nature-nurture? No (2014, http://bit.ly/NNN2014). On reflective practice, see Taking Yourself Seriously: Processes of Research & Engagement (with J. Szteiter, 2012, http://bit.ly/TYS2012).

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