Making Space for Taking Initiative In and Through Relationships, converted into a 3D-springy thing

3Dspring

The zig-zag lines are like springs.  To emphasize any one of the 6 nodes is to get some pull-back from the other 5, and perhaps, like a spring, some oscillation.  For elaboration, see http://www.faculty.umb.edu/pjt/MakingSpace.html

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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).

3 Responses to Making Space for Taking Initiative In and Through Relationships, converted into a 3D-springy thing

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  2. wclausen says:

    I like your zig-zaggy springs. More than in previous terms, this past session I have worked on envisioning and notation approaches that encourage holistic associations, “flow”, and the like. My quest and my memory brought me to a metaphoric “rubber band” treatment of “a system view” by Robert Chin in the first of an eventual (I think) 4 editions of The Planning of Change — the work edited by Bennis, Benne and Chin that ushered in the field of organizational development.

    I didn’t do it well this term, but by the next go ’round (assuming, etc….) I will have at least one visceral platform for “seeing” “system”, “process”, and the contrasts and connections between the two.

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