Continuing a series of posts on the development of the Collaborative for Exploration of Scientific and Political Change within the framework of Ben Schwendener’s Seminar on Creativity. One of Ben’s requirements is to write a bio for the person behind the creative project.
7 June ’11
New start to Bio
I am a teacher—better, a facilitator of learning—who believes that everything is always already unruly complexity. Everything and everybody—myself, other learners, the situations we study, the social circumstances we work in, and the initiatives we get involved in to try to change those circumstances and the situatedness we inquire into.
What do I mean by unruly complexity? At a very abstract level the term refers to situations that involve heterogeneous components, that develop over time, and that are embedded in wider dynamics. In order to learn…
7 June ’11
Relationship between the 4Rs and Probe-Connect-Create Change-Reflect.
|Probe||using tools & processes|
|Create change||in understandings; in situations|
|Respect||private universes each of us have; diverse others|
|Risk||depart from predefined understandings & practice|
|Revelation||seeing our own work in new ways; understanding in ways that are our own|
|Re-engage||each of us with ourself (=Makiguchi’s happiness learning in the now); collaborations; flexible engagement|
(Note: x’s denote more obvious parallels, but the chart cannot capture the dynamics, e.g., Respect makes it possible to connect with others in ways that make it easier to take risks…)